Re: [websec] STS ABNF, was: new rev: draft-ietf-websec-strict-transport-sec-04

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Sat, 10 March 2012 01:02 UTC

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Subject: Re: [websec] STS ABNF, was: new rev: draft-ietf-websec-strict-transport-sec-04
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On 2012-03-09 17:02, =JeffH wrote:
> ...
> Well, i'm not terribly convinced about this, especially given my code
> reconnaissance in Firefox and Chrome. The spec clearly states what the

When you checked Firefox, did it support quoted-string for extension 
directives? See?

Speaking of which: do you have a test suite, or at least a big 
repertoire of examples?

> syntax is for those directives and it doesn't encompass quoted-string
> variants of the values for max-age and delta-seconds. I think adding
> something like that will needlessly complicate the spec, so I
> respectfully decline to make such a change.
> ...

I believe both the spec and implementations will be simpler if the 
syntax of a parameter does not depend on the parameter name.

Best regards, Julian