Re: draft-ietf-httpbis-jfv: what's next

"Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk@phk.freebsd.dk> Mon, 17 October 2016 20:55 UTC

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In message <CAEK7mvoXNf_KdpQhj2kwiRLaHm-C1BtjduUgy1cwOnCQ265yzg@mail.gmail.com>
, Matt Menke writes:

>I don't think it needs to be that complicated.  If there's just a prefix
>before all types (Say '#' for numbers, '&' for times, and '!' for
>identifiers), we don't have to exclude the prefix characters from
>identifiers, do we?

True, if we prefix all values we can avoid that problem.

However, that would kill one of the major attraction of CS:  That
19 RFC723x headers already conform to it.

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