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

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Sat, 2 May 2009 09:30:15 +1000
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1CA55CCD-C930-4296-831A-A491F1AA14C3@mnot.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
It gives me a bit of pause, but I think that's OK (as long as they're  
all clearly defined as DIGITs).


On 01/05/2009, at 11:12 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> 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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