John C Klensin wrote:
--On Tuesday, 08 July, 2008 08:15 +0200 Frank Ellermann
To be consistent with RFC 2821, this needs a header:
This has been done and presumably should have been on Tony's
list. Tony, I've fixed the change log to call this out.
My eyes flew right by that one.
Suggestion: STD 66 (URI RFC 3986) defines an "IPv6address"
rule that could be referenced or copied. It got the ABNF
cleaner than we got it here (and yes, that ABNF was my fault
in RFC 2821 but I recognize when someone else does it better).
I considered this and decided to let it go and did not receive
any comments from Tony to the contrary. The existing ABNF is
not broken and it is late to be making changes.
Any suggestion of the form "it would be nice if" (compared to "this is
wrong" or "such and such is out and out broken") always went through the
filter of: is there a call for it to be done by enough people for there
to be considered a consensus to do it. This particular suggestion fell
in the category of insufficient backing.