[rfc-i] ABNF (RFC2234) vs HTTP's augmented BNF syntax (RFC822 + RFC2616)

Bob Braden braden at ISI.EDU
Sat Feb 12 12:56:05 PST 2005


 *> 
  *> I think you're missing that the "#rule" (not mine, btw :-) also allows 
  *> commas in the list production, thus
  *> 
  *>           1#element
  *> 
  *> translates to
  *> 
  *>           ( *LWS element *( *LWS "," *LWS element ))
  *> 
  *> which is clearly less readable.
  *>

Julian,

No, under my assumption (your implied WSP rule), it translates to

	( element *( ", " element ))

which does not seem so bad to me.  It falls trippingly over the eye,
in fact.

Bob Braden



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