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Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#25 closed design (fixed)

Accept-Encoding BNF

Reported by: mnot@… Owned by: julian.reschke@…
Priority: Milestone: 01
Component: p3-payload Severity:
Keywords: Cc:


In section 14.3, the definition of Accept-Encoding is given as follows:

Accept-Encoding  = "Accept-Encoding" ":"
1#( codings [ ";" "q" "=" qvalue ] )

This definition implies that there must be at least one non-null codings. However, just below this definition, one of the examples given has an empty Accept-Encoding field-value:

Accept-Encoding: compress, gzip
Accept-Encoding: *
Accept-Encoding: compress;q=0.5, gzip;q=1.0
Accept-Encoding: gzip;q=1.0, identity; q=0.5, *;q=0

Furthermore, the fourth rule for testing whether a content-coding is acceptable mentions the possibility that the field-value may be empty.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by mnot@…

The definition for Accept-Encoding should be revised:

Accept-Encoding  = "Accept-Encoding" ":"
                #( codings [ ";" "q" "=" qvalue ] )

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by julian.reschke@…

  • Component set to payload
  • Milestone set to 01
  • Owner set to julian.reschke@…
  • version set to d00

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by julian.reschke@…

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by julian.reschke@…

Fixed in [126]

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