Re: [websec] Strict-Transport-Security syntax redux

Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> Fri, 20 January 2012 23:49 UTC

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To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 00:49:25 +0100
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* Julian Reschke wrote:
>On 2012-01-09 01:25, Adam Barth wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Bjoern Hoehrmann<derhoermi@gmx.net>  wrote:
>>> It seems to me that all headers defined in RFC 2616 that allow para-
>>> meteter lists of the `;name=value` form allow the value to be a quoted
>>> string.
>>
>> This header isn't defined in RFC 2616 and many headers defined outside
>> of RFC 2616 don't use quoted-string.
>> ...
>
>In name/value pairs? Example?
>
>(As a matter of fact, not all header fields in 2616 are as consistent as 
>they should, but that's not an excuse for not trying to do better with 
>new header fields)

(FWIW, when I wrote my comment, I picked the RFCs that match /rfc2616/
and then filtered the remaining ones for /";"/ and then quickly scanned
through the remaining ones, and only the `Cookie` RFCs stood out as ex-
amples where this is not the case; not all headers are defined in RFCs,
and my ad-hoc method would not necessarily find all instances in RFCS,
but there were a number that matched RFC2616 in this, so I found it
reasonable to make the argument. And no counter-examples have been pro-
vided since, so it is probably fair to assume that this is the dominant
pattern.)
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