[ietf-822] Wherefore no HTAB in literal text strings in ABNF

Sean Leonard <dev+ietf@seantek.com> Mon, 15 August 2016 01:34 UTC

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Subject: [ietf-822] Wherefore no HTAB in literal text strings in ABNF
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Hello Knowledgeable ABNF Folks:

I have been working with RFC 5234 lately. What is the rationale (or what are the rationales) for including SP %d32 but excluding HTAB %d9 in char-val, aka the literal text string? I am sure that this decision was not an oversight.

It may be appreciated that the comment production is defined as WSP, which includes HTAB.