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Re: Quality factors (http draft 8th March)

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 1995 22:38:27 -0800
To: David Robinson <drtr1@cam.ac.uk>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9503232238.aa16942@paris.ics.uci.edu>
> Somewhat of a detail, this, but anyway:
> In section 5.4.1 Accept, you say:
> float  = <  ANSI-C floating point text representation,
>             where (0.0 < float < 1.0) >
> What, precisely, do you mean by this? You don't give a reference, so I could
> imagine the following:

[imagination deleted]

Yeah, I never liked this myself -- it's a leftover from the old spec.
I would prefer

     float = ( "0" [ "." 0*3DIGIT ]
             |     ( "." 0*3DIGIT )
             | "1" [ "." 0*3("0") ] )

Would that break any existing systems?


 ....Roy T. Fielding  Department of ICS, University of California, Irvine USA
                                       <fielding@ics.uci.edu>
                      <URL:http://www.ics.uci.edu/dir/grad/Software/fielding>
Received on Thursday, 23 March 1995 22:46:50 EST

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