nested comments [was: Ticket 162, was: Ambiguity in ABNF for comment]

I've never seen an nested comment, and agree that they're nasty to  

So, +1 to deprecating.

On 03/05/2009, at 1:55 PM, Brian Smith wrote:

>> Furthermore, am I missing something, or can't we also remove  
>> "comment"
>> from the right hand side of the "comment" production?
> IMO, nested comments are a bad idea because it makes comment (and  
> thus Via
> and User-Agent) non-regular. They should be treated as obsolete (like
> obs-text), especially since those headers are very frequently parsed  
> with
> regular expressions.

Mark Nottingham

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