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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 05 May 2009 17:56:51 +0200
Message-ID: <4A0061C3.9040101@gmx.de>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> A pity. Is discouraging this in future implementations a bad thing?
> It might make sense to define that the User-Agent header takes a free
> form string and that the recommended format is as currently specified.
> That might match reality better, and move the nesting out of the ABNF.
> Discouraging "nested comments" does not strike me as very useful, when
> someone wants to nest things, they could then just use [...] or encode
> everything in a quoted string, with little benefit to anyone.

The other places seem to be "Via" and "Server". I assume that all of 
these should be placed the same way, so it seems keeping the ABNF the 
way it is makes sense...

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 15:57:32 UTC

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