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Ticket 162, was: Ambiguity in ABNF for comment

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 11:54:36 +0200
Message-ID: <49F9755C.5040905@gmx.de>
To: Thomas Nordin <nordin@rbdev.com>
CC: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Thomas Nordin wrote:
> The ABNF in 
> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-httpbis-p1-messaging-06.txt (section 
> 4.2) for "comment" seems to have the same problem as mentioned in Ticket 
> #31 for "quoted-string". I.e. "ctext" includes the "\" character and 
> thus "(\)" is ambiguous, either "\)" is a "quoted-pair" and the comment 
> is still open or it is a "ctext" backslash followed by ")" thus ending 
> the comment.
> 
> Proposed solution: exclude "\" from ctext.

Agreed. I have created ticket 162 
(<http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/162>), and will 
change ctext to exclude "\" soonish.

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 30 April 2009 10:02:02 GMT

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