Syntax of NNTP commands
julien at trigofacile.com
Sun Aug 24 09:54:06 UTC 2008
> I don't know. My first instinct is to tend towards being generous in what
> one accepts on the nnrpd side. It's sort of annoying to have stray spaces
> cause the command to be unrecognized when testing things by hand when the
> meaning is unambiguous. The standard doesn't say we can't accept it.
You're right. No need to strictly parse stray spaces then.
> Yeah, the innd command parser is very poor and needs significant
> improvement. See also the first problem in doc/compliance-nntp.
OK. Thanks for the pointer.
>> Another thing: "HELP test" should answer "501 Usage error" (nothing
>> should be put after "HELP"). Should it be fixed?
> Probably, although it's not a very high priority.
Sure, it is minor. But very easy fix. Done!
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