an old item: es-americas
mrc at CAC.Washington.EDU
Thu Mar 25 20:55:03 CET 2004
On Thu, 25 Mar 2004, Addison Phillips [wM] wrote:
> There are some problems with using a '/', not the least of which is
> incompatibility with existing implementations (because it includes
> additional currently illegal characters in the tag).
Which is why I suggested it. "/" is not currently permitted inside tags,
which makes it perfect as a delimiter for a new functionality.
AFAIK, the upper-level protocols all have syntax rules by which such can
be used. For example, in the Content-Language header in messages,
will work because quoting renders es/americas into a word.
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