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

Keith Moore moore at cs.utk.edu
Thu Feb 17 10:04:19 PST 2005


This message deserves a reply, but thie rfc-interest list probably isn't
interested in it.  So I'm going to reply in private mail, with a possible
cc to the ietf-822 at imc.org list.  If I end up with something new to say
about RFC clarity I'll summarize it for this list.

Keith

> > In over 20 years of Internet mail I have never seen a date generated
> > that didn't contain white space between the day of the month, 
> > name of the month, year, and time.
> 
> I have. Unfortunately, the tendency of some developers of
> applications using Internet protocols is to take your "I have
> never seen..." and assume that such things never happen. And
> lo and behold, an interoperabilty incompatibility is born.

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