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request for feedback: RFC2616 BNF name collisions

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 14:08:12 +0100
Message-ID: <47442DBC.3060305@gmx.de>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>


continuing work on the BNF...:

There are two name collisions in the RFC2616 BNF that we need to get rid of:

- "trailer" (as occurring in chunked encoding) vs "Trailer" (the header 

- "host" (as imported from RFC2396) vs "Host" (the header name)

I currently have a slight preference for not changing the rule names for 
headers (and to keep them consistent), which would require renaming 
"trailer" and "host" to something else.

Alternatively we could rename the rule names for the headers by adding a 
common prefix or postfix.

Feedback appreciated (in particular suggestion for an alternate rule 
name for "host" as defined in RFC2396/3986).

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 21 November 2007 13:08:26 UTC

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