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RE: Status of issue #30 (Implied LWS)

From: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 23:02:54 -0600
To: <jamie@shareable.org>, <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000601c94616$4d2428d0$e76c7a70$@org>

Jamie Lokier wrote:
> Mark Nottingham wrote:
> > Yes; we looked at disallowing it, but implementations that support
> > folding do already support whitespace-only lines. We don't want to
> > make them non-conforming. Also, it made the ABNF really, really ugly.
> > Really.
> >
> > We're considering discouraging producing all-whitespace continuation
> > lines in prose. Thoughts?
> 
> All continuation lines are discouraged; maybe that could be worded a
> little more strongly.  With the word "discouraged" :-)

Mark already said "[S]enders must not produce messages that include LWS
folding[.]" It would be confusing to make LWS folding a MUST NOT and then
make a special case of it "discouraged." 

- Brian
Received on Friday, 14 November 2008 05:03:49 GMT

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