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Re: 3.10 Language tags; Subtag; Pipe is the alternation token

From: Christian NybÝ <chr@nybo.no>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 21:15:10 +0200
Message-Id: <F88797D5-21FB-4D71-AD46-8724E35CDA7C@nybo.no>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
To: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>


On Jun 29, 2005, at 19:43, Alex Rousskov wrote:

> On Fri, 2005-06-24 at 18:05 +0200, Christian NybÝ wrote:
>
>> Would you agree that on page 27, the line
>>             subtag        = 1*8(ALPHA / DIGIT)
>> should read
>>             subtag        = 1*8(ALPHA | DIGIT)
>> ?
>>
>
> What RFC are you reading?

Pardon me.  Yes, I am reading the one tagged draft-gettys-http-v11- 
spec-rev-00.

> Some kind of a "fixed" version of RFC 2616?

That's it.  My error.

> RFC 2616 does not have the above definition for subtag. RFC 2616
> errata[1] mentions that subtag definition should be relaxed and  
> quotes a
> new definition from RFC 3066:
>
>     subtag        = 1*8(ALPHA / DIGIT)
>
> That quoted definition uses the "/" separator because RFC 3066 is  
> using
> ABNF, a different BNF notation. When the errata is integrated into the
> next HTTP/1.1 RFC, the notation needs to be corrected (either in the
> quoted fix or everywhere else).

Then I understand. Thanks.
-- 
chr
Received on Wednesday, 29 June 2005 19:18:39 GMT

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