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Re: list item separator

From: Stanley Guan <stanley.guan@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 14:19:43 -0700
Message-ID: <03b001c43866$d8250160$c5b42382@us.oracle.com>
To: "Lisa Dusseault" <lisa@osafoundation.org>
Cc: <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

Lisa,

I am looking at RFC2518 bis-05!

My question is why list item separator (",") was 
not explicitly shown in the derivation rules.  Is
it because it is implicitly implied?

BTW, what's the current status RFC2518 bis?

Thx,

-Stanley

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lisa Dusseault" <lisa@osafoundation.org>
To: "Stanley Guan" <stanley.guan@oracle.com>
Cc: <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 10:04 AM
Subject: Re: list item separator


> 
> I'm a little confused.  Which document are you looking at, RFC2518 or 
> RFC2518 bis (and if so, which draft?)
> 
> RFC2518 doesn't support commas in the If header, which is unfortunate 
> because it doesn't allow the sender to split the header up into several 
> headers. Normal HTTP composition rules allow the sender to do that, and 
> the entire header is reconstructed by adding in commas.
> 
> Lisa
> 
> On May 4, 2004, at 10:30 AM, Stanley Guan wrote:
> 
> > As shown in the Example, list items are separated by ",".
> > Is this implied by the notation "1*"?  Why "," is not
> > explicitly specified in the derivation rules?  Can we use
> > space character instead of "," as separator?
> >
> > Thx,
> >
> > -Stanley
> >
> >
> > 9.5 If Header
> >
> >    If = "If" ":" ( 1*No-tag-list | 1*Tagged-list)
> >    No-tag-list = List
> >    Tagged-list = Resource 1*List
> >    Resource = Coded-URL
> >    List = "(" 1*(["Not"](State-token | "[" entity-tag "]")) ")"
> >    State-token = Coded-URL
> >    Coded-URL = "<" absoluteURI ">"
> >
> > 9.5.4   Example - Tagged List If header
> >
> >      COPY /resource1 HTTP/1.1
> >      Host: www.example.com
> >      Destination: http://www.example.com/resource2
> >      If: <http://www.example.com/resource1> (<locktoken:a-write-lock-
> >      token> [W/"A weak ETag"]), (["strong ETag"]),
> >      <http://www.bar.bar/random>(["another strong ETag"])
> >
> 
> 
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