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Re: Issue 194: restricting allowed characters in quoted-pair

From: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 00:44:47 +0200
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1253227487.599.19.camel@localhost.localdomain>
ons 2009-09-16 klockan 16:34 +1000 skrev Mark Nottingham:
> So, strict BNF with a note in prose that old implementations may quote  
> other characters? Works for me.

Usually this kind of things is done the other way around. Open BNF with
restrictions in prose on what may be produced. Or if one wants to go the
long way by introducing "obsolete/old" BNF constructs for stuff which is
should not be produced but still accepted by parsers for legacy reasons.

Notes in prose should not require parsers to go outside the BNF.

Regards
Henrik
Received on Thursday, 17 September 2009 22:45:33 GMT

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