Am Mittwoch, den 05.12.2007, 10:20 +0100 schrieb Thomas Lotze: > Fred Drake wrote: > > > On Dec 4, 2007 5:55 PM, Thomas Lotze <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >> It wasn't even about whitespace around the / but leading whitespace in > >> front of the major type. > > > > Wow. It probably didn't occur to me that would be screwed up. > > I've now looked up RfC 2045 which states that there is to be no whitespace > within the MIME type specification, i.e. in particular none around the > slash. This requires a change to zope.publisher.contenttype. OTOH it's > probably up to us how to treat whitespace surrounding the string > specifying MIME type: > > - Either we decide that such a string should always follow the RfC exactly > and contain no whitespace at all (which makes the way zope.publisher.http > handles it the correct way), > > - or we allow for it to be some possibly whitespace-padded string that > contains a valid MIME spec, which would allow for surrounding whitespace, > but not space around the slash. > > I'd prefer the first option for clarity. Is there any reason to be > forgiving regarding whitespace in the first place?
That depends on the container format and therefore it's the responsibility of the container (e.g. a HTTP header) to remove the whitespace. Note that AFAICT RFC 2045 section 5.1 (that's what you're referring to AFAICT) defines the MIME type specification as done with the Content-Type header for MIME messages without defining exactly how the actual type relates to the container. IMHO we should not pay attention to whitespace. Christian -- gocept gmbh & co. kg - forsterstrasse 29 - 06112 halle (saale) - germany www.gocept.com - [EMAIL PROTECTED] - phone +49 345 122 9889 7 - fax +49 345 122 9889 1 - zope and plone consulting and development
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