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Re: CR and LF in chunk extension values

From: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 12:40:54 +0100
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20090626114054.GC17737@shareable.org>
Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> Hi,
> 
>   A chunk extension value is defined as either token or quoted-string. A
> quoted-string allows CRs and LFs for folding and in escaped form under
> RFC 2616; we have since outlawed the escaped form, and in headers, but
> not chunk extension values, we now outlaw producing them for folding as-
> well. Accepting and processing the latter correctly still appears to be
> a SHOULD level requirement; I am not sure about the former.

Hmm.  I had no idea line folding was allowed inside a quoted-string,
and I expect I'm not the only one.  That's quite a surprise.

-- Jamie
Received on Friday, 26 June 2009 11:41:30 GMT

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