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Re: Base for first-byte-pos, last-byte-pos, suffix-length

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 01 May 2009 15:12:26 +0200
Message-ID: <49FAF53A.4080504@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Mark Nottingham wrote:
> 
> On 17/04/2009, at 4:53 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
>> Mark Nottingham wrote:
>>> +1 to just removing the language around C-L; DIGIT is unambiguous.
>>
>> +1.
> 
> Sounds like you have enough to go on, then (this is an editorial issue).
> 
> Cheers,
> ...

Apologies for keeping this one open.

I previously agreed that the grammar is precise enough, and that we do 
not need to say "decimal" in the prose, and thus can simplify the 
language around Content-Length.

However, I also like consistency :-)

We currently have more place where we say "decimal"; should I simplify 
those as well?

Max-Forwards, Retry-After:

p2-semantics.xml:   The Max-Forwards value is a decimal integer 
indicating the remaining
p2-semantics.xml:   of seconds (in decimal) after the time of the response.
p2-semantics.xml:   Time spans are non-negative decimal integers, 
representing time in

Content-Range, Range:

p5-range.xml:   the selected resource as a decimal number. A response 
with status code 206 (Partial
p5-range.xml:   positions specified are inclusive. Byte offsets are 
decimal and start at zero.
p5-range.xml:   entity-body, of a length given by the decimal 
suffix-length value. (That is,

Age:

p6-cache.xml:  Age field-values are non-negative decimal integers, 
representing time in seconds.

BR, Julian
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