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

Dave Crocker dhc2 at dcrocker.net
Sat Feb 12 14:39:27 PST 2005


On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 21:46:11 +0100, Julian Reschke wrote:
>  I think you're missing that the "#rule" (not mine, btw :-) also allows
>  commas in the list production, thus


This notation was in the RFC822 version of ABNF.  

The DRUMS working group decided to drop it.

The decision wasn't make lightly.

Unfortunately, I am not remembering the arguments about it.  Perhaps someone else on the list will.

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