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Ticket #161 (closed editorial: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

base for numeric protocol elements

Reported by: mnot@pobox.com Owned by: julian.reschke@gmx.de
Priority: normal Milestone: unassigned
Component: non-specific Severity: Active WG Document
Keywords: Cc:
Origin: http://www.w3.org/mid/494AA3F3.7090309@mit.edu

Description

Add a note at the beginning that all numbers not other wise decloared are in base 10 decimal.

Attachments

161.diff (16.0 KB) - added by julian.reschke@gmx.de 6 years ago.
proposed change for parts 1, 5 and 6

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by julian.reschke@gmx.de

I do not believe this would have helped in this case, the original problem was with not understanding Javascript number parsing, not with understanding the HTTP spec.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by julian.reschke@gmx.de

Also, should this note go into all seven parts?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by julian.reschke@gmx.de

  • Owner set to julian.reschke@gmx.de
  • Status changed from new to assigned

After discussion on the mailing list, the new proposal is to rely on the ABNF, and, for consistency, remove mentions of "decimal" from the prose everywhere. See http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/2009AprJun/0238.html.

Changed 6 years ago by julian.reschke@gmx.de

proposed change for parts 1, 5 and 6

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by julian.reschke@gmx.de

From [576]:

Make spec consistent in not stating "decimal" when it's already clear from the ABNF (related to #161)

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by julian.reschke@gmx.de

  • Priority set to normal
  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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