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From Randy Terbush <ra...@zyzzyva.com>
Subject Re: logging
Date Thu, 25 May 1995 12:16:47 GMT
>    Date: Thu, 25 May 1995 00:53:19 -0700
>    From: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@avron.ics.uci.edu>
> 
>    Yes -- you are assuming that you can parse the first line of the
>    request into a METHOD URI PROTOCOL.  My experience is that this is not
>    always the case.  More importantly, you *want* to know when it isn't.
>    So, send the unaltered REQUEST-LINE (or whatever you wnt to call it)
>    instead of METHOD URI PROTOCOL.
> 
> So the actual line would look like...
> 
>  ...time<TAB>method<SPACE>uri<SPACE>protocol<TAB>bytestransferred
> 
> in the usual case?  That seems to handle most everything (except that
> we'd need an escaping convention for handling broken request-lines
> with tabs in them --- but we need that anyway).
> 
> rst

Why not choose some character delimiter. Would that not solve this
more simply?  Any character (or sequecence of characters) that is 
not likely to be used in a request?

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