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Re: Comments on the HTTP Sec-From Header (draft-abarth-origin)

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 10:57:53 +1000
Cc: =JeffH <Jeff.Hodges@KingsMountain.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E65ECB33-DC84-4C30-8962-526C300A2EB8@mnot.net>
To: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Yes. The only reason Link uses it is for backwards-compatibility with  
the original form, which is very old.


On 17/07/2009, at 10:19 AM, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:

> mån 2009-07-13 klockan 14:57 -0700 skrev =JeffH:
>>                             .
>>    Using <> angle brackets around each URI is especially  
>> recommended as
>>    a delimiting style for a reference that contains embedded  
>> whitespace."
>
> However, if something is to be processed as a list in HTTP context  
> then
> the quoted comma separated form is my recommended as that's the  
> standard
> list format.
>
> Standard HTTP parsers will accept both quoted and non-quoted values.
> Quotes is technically only needed for parsing if the value contains
> whitespace or commas.
>
>  1#(token | quoted-string)
>
> or slight variants thereof (i.e. 1#(token "=" quoted-string) is a  
> fairly
> common HTTP construct.
>
> Additionally <> quoting is not defined in 2616 or HTTPbis as far as I
> know.
>
> Regards
> Henrik
>
>


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