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From Paul Richards <>
Subject Re: Good deed for the day?
Date Wed, 29 May 1996 12:50:33 GMT
In reply to Adam Sussman who said
> >>   - As a minor legacy problem, we have in the 'require user x y z' spaces
> >>    as the separators, same for groups, whih prohibit spaces in the
> >>   userIDs. 
> How about using quotes around names with spaces in them?  Changing the delimiter
> now might be a little upsetting.
> > 
> > > Furthermore two of those 'require user' lines give unexpected
> > >   results. How about allowing multiple lines ? or require user= multiple
> > > lines.
> > 
> I would vote for multiple 'require user' and 'require group' lines.  While we're
> at it, we might want to just allow multiple allow and deny lines too.  I can think
> of a few places where it would improve readability.

There needs to be a version string added so that we can safely change the
format of anything we wish and still have a way to support old formats.

I'd vote that a version string be added to the spec for all input files and
then use whatever we feel is best in the new version of the parser.

  Paul Richards. Originative Solutions Ltd.  (Netcraft Ltd. contractor)
  Elsevier Science TIS online journal project.
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