ietf-nntp Multiple Wildmat parameters
Stan O. Barber
sob at verio.net
Tue Jul 18 10:28:39 PDT 2000
"Stan O. Barber" wrote:
> Peter Mee writes:
> In section 4 of the draft, the character set paragraph indicates:
> characters. Keywords and arguments MUST be each separated by
> one or more US-ASCII SPACE or US-ASCII TAB characters.
> Multiple Wildmat arguements are currently separated by commas. Is the comma
> or the above description an error?
My take on this would depend on closing the arguement about the representation
multple wildmats that others have surfaced.
I would say that EXCEPT for wildmats, the statement is correct. Once we settle
multple wildmats are formatted, then we can revise this to match up with that.
> Proposed additional text about multiple wildmat arguements:
> Where more than one wildmat arguement is given with a command the
> arguement that is left-most is given least precedence, the
> arguement that is right-most is given most precedence and those
> wildmat arguements between are given an increasing precedence
> from left to right.
> Proposed additional sample (assuming space is the separator between
> g) a* !ab* -- matches any string beginning with a but
> does not have b as it's second character. The string
> "a" (without quotes) is a match.
Comments from others?
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