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- 'Augmented BNF for Syntax Specifications: ABNF '
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This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an
IETF Working Group.
The IESG contact person is Lisa Dusseault.
A URL of this RFC is:
ABNF is widely used by many other RFCs to define syntax. An
implementation report has been submitted which shows interoperability
between several RFCs and several ABNF tools.
Working Group Summary
There is no WG. IETF Last Call brought up a few minor issues dealt with
in RFC Ed notes.
Lisa Dusseault reviewed this for the IESG.
Note to RFC Editor
Header:Please ADD to header
Introduction: Please REMOVE
Changes since [RFC2234]:
In Section 3.7, the phrase: "That is, exactly <N> occurrences of
<element>." was corrected to: "That is, exactly <n> occurrences of
Some continuation comment lines needed to be corrected to begin
with comment character (";").
although Appendix A (Core) provides definitions for a 7-bit US-ASCII
although Appendix B (Core) provides definitions for a 7-bit US-ASCII
Informational References: please remove..
[RFC2234] Crocker, D. and P. Overell, "Augmented BNF for Syntax
Specifications: ABNF", RFC 2234, November 1997.
Certain basic rules are in uppercase, such as SP, HTAB, CRLF, DIGIT,
This appendix contains some basic rules that are common to many
uses of ABNF. Basic rules are in uppercase. Note that these rules
are only valid for ABNF descriptions of 7-bit ASCII, and other
rules would have to be used for UTF-8 or other character sets.
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