[NNTP] CAPABILITIES problem!
pmrobinson at gmx.net
Tue Aug 2 15:19:46 PDT 2005
Clive D.W. Feather <clive at demon.net> wrote:
> Russ Allbery said:
> > (I guess I do see *one* reason for a limit -- the length of commands that
> > take message IDs as arguments [...]
> Note that message IDs are limited to 250 characters including the < and >,
> while command lines are limited to 510 plus CRLF.
So there's plenty of headroom for command names.
> Okay, so the proposed wording (having seen your later message) is:`
> A "keyword" MUST consist only of US-ASCII letters, digits, and the
> characters dot (".") and dash ("-"), and MUST begin with a letter.
> Keywords MUST be at least three characters.
> keyword = ALPHA 2*(ALPHA / DIGIT / "." / "-")
I support this change.
Bumping into the old limit before CAPABILITIES is even out of the door
is a good indication that this would have been a future annoyance for
extensions. I had assumed that the 12 character command name limit came
from RFC977, but since that isn't the case I see no reason at all to set
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