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Re: envelope test syntax?

2004-05-11 21:02:30

On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 06:09:26PM -0400, Cyrus Daboo wrote:
The envelope test syntax in RFC3028 is given as:

            <envelope-part: string-list> <key-list: string-list>

But that is different than the address test syntax:

            <header-list: string-list> <key-list: string-list>

[COMPARATOR] and [ADDRESS-PART] being switched, which seems odd for a tests
that are so similar.

The example for the envelope test uses the same syntax as the address test.

What is the correct syntax for the envelope test? Either the example is
wrong, or the syntax definition is wrong.

Tagged arguments can be given in any order; my impression was that
the variations in those paragraphs simply illustrated that fact.

That was my interpretation as well.

  From 2.6.2:

      Tagged arguments must appear before positional arguments, but
      they may appear in any order with other tagged arguments.  For
      simplicity of the specification, this is not expressed in the
      syntax definitions with commands, but they still may be
      reordered arbitrarily provided they appear before positional
      arguments.  Tagged arguments may be mixed with optional

  and 2.6.3:

      Optional arguments are exactly like tagged arguments except that
      they may be left out, in which case a default value is implied.

OTOH perhaps I am missing the point :-)

Me too, perhaps...


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