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Re: #231: Considerations for new headers

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 17:42:14 +1000
Cc: httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
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To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On 30/06/2011, at 5:38 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On second though, I can see why Amos was confused by ";" and ",". We should clarify the roles of "," and ";", where the latter is frequently used in header fields that use the "parameter" ABNF (<http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2616#section-3.6>).

Yes, I'm still figuring out how to best illustrate the point I'm trying to make; revised proposal soon.

> Indeed, we should encourage authors of new header fields to re-use existing ABNF constructs, so that recipients can re-use parser components.

Yep; that's already an issue <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/266>.

Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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