[rfc-i] [xml2rfc] use of sourcecode type

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon Jul 27 13:32:18 PDT 2020


Am 27.07.2020 um 17:29 schrieb Paul Kyzivat:
> ...
> Giving all the pieces the same name will allow them to be accumulated
> into a single file for validation. This can potentially resolve some of
> the undefined rules. But to the best of my recollection I have never
> seen abnf in an ietf document that was complete on its own. Every one
> references rules defined somewhere else - usually in some other ietf
> document. These references all all informal, either stated in text
> before or after the abnf, or within the abnf as a comment or as a
> prose-val (e.g., <foo defined in RFC666>).

Yes, prose values are a way to achieve this. See the HTTP RFCs.

> ...

Best regards, Julian


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