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Re: 2822upd-04 field-name vs. line length and obs-optional
On 1/27/08 at 12:29 AM -0500, Bruce Lilly wrote:
2822upd-04 section 3.6.8 reads in part:
field-name = 1*ftext
That specifies unlimited length, which conflicts with line length
limits specified in section 2.1.1.
field-name = 1*77ftext
OK, this is amusing, and I think I'm OK with it. I do wonder whether
the obs- syntax should retain the length limit.
2822upd-04 section 4.5.8 reads:
4.5.8. Obsolete optional fields
obs-optional = field-name *WSP ":" unstructured CRLF
[off-topic] unlike most sections, this one lacks vertical whitespace between
section heading and text.
It's an issue with xml2rfc I'm trying to deal with. Obviously we'll
make sure it gets cleared up before release.
This one probably needs an obs-field-name as RFC 733 permitted
space/tab within (but not at the start of, for obvious reasons) a
field-name (and it is occasionally necessary to parse old messages).
No. 2822 starts with 822 as a base. We don't deal with many 733 constructs.
Pete Resnick <http://www.qualcomm.com/~presnick/>
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