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Re: 2822upd-04 "field" vs. "line"

2008-01-27 10:46:40

On 1/26/08 at 10:22 PM -0500, Bruce Lilly wrote:

2822upd-04 section 2.1 states in part:

      ...but instead always uses "header field" to refer to the
      individual line and "header section" to refer to the entire

"individual line" is technically incorrect. Either "individual field" (preferred) or "logical line" would avoid the difficulty.

Fine with me. Fixed.

Section 2.2 begins with:

   Header fields are lines beginning with a field name, followed by a
   colon (":"), followed by a field body, and terminated by CRLF.

I suggest beginning the sentence with "Header fields begin with a field name at the start of a line," and continuing after the existing text's first comma [same issue as above].

This change I don't like. The paragraph is defining header fields ("Header fields are..."), not describing how they are formed ("Header fields begin with..."). Not only that, it is explained 2 subsections later that header fields are a logical line and how they can be folded. I don't think this general explanation will cause any confusion.

Section 2.2.1 contains:

   Semantically, unstructured field bodies are simply to be treated as a
   single line of characters with no further processing (except for
   "folding" and "unfolding" as described in section 2.2.3).

I suggest changing "single" to "logical" [same issue as above].

Again, the reference to 2.2.3 I think deals with any possible confusions.

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