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Re: Use of LIST-EXTENDED
Alexey Melnikov writes:
Arnt Gulbrandsen wrote:
I'm trying to use it, and I want to use it. My major problems have
been dealt with. The extended data items trip me up, though: My data
aren't easily expressed as a list of nstrings.
Can you elaborate on this?
Sure. I'm trying to, but the internet-drafts editor is sitting on the
document ;) I want to return a search. (The search has been sent to the
I can either invent some syntax that fits in nstring or use search-key.
I can either enclose the lot on a single nstring or use some real
syntax. That makes four possibilities.
Sending a single nstring containing (search-key 1*(SP search-key)), all
quoted, is bad, IMO. Quoting hell, and difficult to express in ABNF.
Sending a single nstring containing some new syntax is almost as bad.
Inventing new search syntax just because of how listext defined future
syntax? That's the tail wagging the dog.
Sending search-key is the right thing to do, but the extended data
options don't allow it, since that may not be parsable as a list of