INN commit: trunk/nnrpd (article.c group.c list.c nnrpd.c nnrpd.h)

Russ Allbery rra at
Mon Aug 25 01:26:59 UTC 2008

Julien ÉLIE <julien at> writes:

> I do not see in RFC 2980 that XHDR (and also XPAT and XOVER)
> should behave this way:  "42-12" => "42-".
> Therefore, while implementing LISTGROUP, I switched to the
> proper expansion such a range.
> Of course I can change that for these three X* commands
> but should it be done?  It is not the right behaviour
> according to RFC 2980.

I'd change them all to match.  The RFC is very clear:

   In the last case, if the second number is less than the first number,
   then the range contains no articles.

and I really doubt that anyone is relying on the current behavior.

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