ietf-nntp New HDR text (with metadata)
rra at stanford.edu
Sat Sep 14 13:28:08 PDT 2002
Clive D W Feather <clive at on-the-train.demon.co.uk> writes:
> Russ Allbery <rra at stanford.edu> writes
>> 9.5.3 The HDR Extension
> A few nit-picks for you.
Thanks, incorporated as below into my local working copy.
>> The required header parameter is the name of a
>> header (e.g. "subject") in an article,
> without the trailing colon,
Added with a bit of reordering so that the English flows more smoothly.
>> If the article is specified by message-id rather than by article
>> range, the article number is given as "0". If the requested header is
>> not present in the article or if it is present but empty, a line for
>> that article is included in the output but the header content portion
>> of the line is empty.
> Does a space follow the number or not in this case?
I think it should not, since that actually allows a way to distinguish
between a missing and empty header (albeit in a subtle way that's unlikely
to be widely used).
>> 22.214.171.124.1 Responses
>> 225 Headers follow (multiline response)
>> 412 No newsgroup selected
>> 420 No article selected
>> 423 No article with that number
> or range contains no articles.
I think that description incorporates both; the text clarifies.
I'll repost my HDR text once we've reached a consensus on whether a range
containing no articles should return an empty result or should return a
Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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