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Re: Media type parameters optional between semicolons

From: Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 08:56:56 +0200
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <0CB55F24-CA87-4CD1-AE7C-FDEAE39575CB@tzi.org>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
On 2021-10-13, at 08:48, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> 
> Am 12.10.2021 um 23:48 schrieb Carsten Bormann:
>> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/draft-ietf-httpbis-semantics-11
>> says:
>> 
>>    media-type = type "/" subtype parameters
>>    parameters = *( OWS ";" OWS [ parameter ] )
>> 
>> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/draft-ietf-httpbis-semantics-10
>> says:
>> 
>>    media-type = type "/" subtype *( OWS ";" OWS parameter )
>> 
>> Is the rationale for making the parameter optional documented?
>> 
>> Where -10 would have allowed:
>> text/plain;format=flowed
>> … 11 now allows:
>> text/plain;;;;format=flowed;;
>> 
>> Very curious.
> 
> See <https://github.com/httpwg/http-core/issues/33>.

Thank you!
So my conclusion is that this is on the same level as OWS or obs-text and should not be promoted in new specifications using this syntax.

Grüße, Carsten
Received on Wednesday, 13 October 2021 06:57:11 UTC

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