ietf-nntp OVER and PAT
andrew at erlenstar.demon.co.uk
Sat Nov 18 09:56:26 PST 2000
>>>>> "Clive" == Clive D W Feather <clive at demon.net> writes:
>> However, noone seemed to have read what the draft actually said (and still
>> says in 220.127.116.11), which is:
>> "Any sequence of US-ASCII space or non-printing characters in a
>> field MUST be replaced by a single US-ASCII space."
>> IOW, all whitespace, folding and control characters is collapsed to a
>> single SP, which is a nice simple rule to understand, and makes it easy to
>> do pattern matching against it (especially when using wildmats in XPAT
>> style, where there is no means to specify multiple spaces in the wildmat,
>> nor any means to specify arbitrary whitespace, even if \020 is
Clive> Yes, I like that.
I don't. As I've repeatedly explained: we implemented it, it caused
problems for clients, we abandoned it.
I don't plan on going there again.
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