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FYI: IETF LC for draft-reschke-rfc2231-in-http

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 16:01:16 +0100
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Hi there,

this spec is now in Last Call, ending March, 22.

A few issues are open, and those are summarized in Appendix D. I'm 
particularly looking for feedback on:

- parameter-abnf

    In Section 3.2:

    Type: change

    julian.reschke@greenbytes.de (2010-02-20): The ABNF for reg-parameter
    and ext-parameter is ambiguous, as "*" is a valid token character;
    furthermore, RFC 2616's "attribute" production allows "*" while RFC
    2231's does not. (reported by Alexey Melnikov).

    julian.reschke@greenbytes.de (2010-02-21): Proposal: restrict the
    allowable character set in parameter names to exclude "*" (and maybe
    even more non-name characters?).  Also, consider extending the set of
    value characters (for the right hand side) to allow more characters
    that can be unambiguously parsed outside quoted strings, such as "/".


- iso8859

    In Section 3.2:

    Type: change

    julian.reschke@greenbytes.de (2010-02-20): The protocol could be
    further simplified by mandating UTF-8 only (reported by Alexey
    Melnikov).  On the other hand and not surprisingly, testing shows
    that ISO-8859-1 support is widely implemented.  The author is looking
    for community feedback on this choice.

Feedback on these specific issues would be appreciated,

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