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Re: request for feedback: RFC2616 BNF name collisions

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 22:51:09 +0000
Cc: Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <722810B5-64BC-444B-9E6D-7454A1088FEA@googlemail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On 21 Nov 2007, at 19:43, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Alexey Melnikov wrote:
>>> host-component = <host, defined in [RFC2396], Section 3.2.2>
>> Too bad that ABNF doesn't allow for namespaces ;-).
> I already hear the WHATWG crowd scream :-)

You assume everyone in the WHATWG holds the same opinion, and that we  
feel the same about namespaces in programming languages as we do in  
markup langauges: I can say with utter most certainty that in at least  
mine and Ian Hickson's case this is not true: both of us would like to  
see namespaces in something like ABNF.

Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Thursday, 22 November 2007 22:51:43 UTC

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