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Re: ABNF switch: list rules

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 12:05:42 +0200
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <g1gmat$k39$1@ger.gmane.org>

Julian Reschke wrote:

> I have no idea what it's good for and why it was specified
> this way in the first place.

"Copied from RFC 822" is likely a part of the answer, you can
find some fresh #-magic in 2822upd chapter 4 (obsolete syntax)
for some RFC 822 list constructs not yet covered by RFC 2822.

>> I'm curious about the history if anyone knows it.

RFC 2068 is older than RFC 2234/4234/5234, the #-construct is
an attractive shorthand when you are not aware of the details.
Of course I'm only guessing.

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