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

From: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 22:58:18 +0200
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1253912298.30959.4.camel@localhost.localdomain>
fre 2009-09-25 klockan 14:40 +0200 skrev Julian Reschke:

> - whether that's purely advisory or a requirement (SHOULD?), I lean to 
> the former, and

SHOULD == RECOMMENDED.

\ quoting more than needed is not an error, but not recommended as some
applications may not understand \ quoting...

> - where exactly to state it, as quoted-pair is used both inside 
> quoted-string and comment, and the characters that need escaping thus 
> differ; one way to fix this would be to change the ABNF so "comment" 
> gets it's own quoted-cpair rule.

Just a general statement that the producer SHOULD NOT \ quote other
characters than the reserved ones for the type of data produced (comment
or quoted-string).

There is no need to overdo this, and absolutely no reason to complicate
the BNF for it.

Regards
Henrik
Received on Friday, 25 September 2009 20:59:10 GMT

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