[Ietf-calsify] ABNF

Eliot Lear lear at cisco.com
Mon Sep 25 05:01:43 PDT 2006


Cyrus,

>
> Unfortunately ABNF itself does not have the concept of an 'unordered'
> list of items. However, the last time I discussed this with ABNF
> folks, I think the general consensus was that it was OK to add a
> comment to the ABNF stating that all items in that element were
> 'unordered'. So we could have:
>
> calprops   =  prodid version [calscale] [method] *x-prop
>              ; can appear in any order
>
> I do think that is better than having comments indicating the
> frequency of occurrence of each element as we have now.
>

We have to be extremely careful about these changes, but I believe the
above text is actually more clear than what is there.  Does anyone
object to this change?

Eliot


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