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Re: migration to ABNF, was: i31 (qdtext BNF) resolved

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 23:31:29 +0200
Message-ID: <4676F9B1.9040603@gmx.de>
To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Lisa Dusseault wrote:
> If you use character ranges, then people can use Jutta's tool 
> (http://www.quut.com/abnfgen/)  to generate legal strings to test 
> parsers with
> 
> e.g. from elsewhere:
>     CHAR    = %x01-09 / %x0B / %x0C / %x0E-21 / %x22-5B / %x5D-7F
> 
> Her tool can also be used to test an ABNF writer's intuition about what 
> their ABNF allows.
> 
> Lisa

Lisa,

yes yes yes. We're not there yet. We're trying to *carefully* change the 
ABNF so that it can be fed into a parser. Once we have that, we'll have 
a tool that can generate a normalized version of the ABNF for the 
purpose of change tracking.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 18 June 2007 21:31:50 GMT

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