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new issue: mismatch between RFC2616 and RFC4234 CHAR definition

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 14:54:56 +0100
Message-ID: <479898B0.9090908@gmx.de>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Hi,

I just realized that the "CHAR" core rules in RFC2616 and RFC4234 
differ, in that RFC2616 includes NUL:

     CHAR           = <any US-ASCII character (octets 0 - 127)>

(<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc2616.html#rfc.section.2.2>)

CHAR is only used in two places:

     token          = 1*<any CHAR except CTLs or separators>

and

     quoted-pair    = "\" CHAR

(same section).

Are these productions really intended to allow NUL?

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 24 January 2008 13:55:16 GMT

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