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Re: Proposing a new field in the source control data

"Martín Ferrari" <martin.ferrari@gmail.com> writes:

> On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 4:37 AM, Ben Finney
> <bignose+hates-spam@benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> >  Those pieces of data are called "fields". Just like in RFC2822
> >  messages or HTTP responses.
> Thanks for the correction. I always think of headers, because one
> usually refers to rfc2822 "fields" as "headers", I didn't know it was
> incorrect.

It's also incorrect in the context of RFC2822 messages and HTTP
requests and responses. Each of those messages has exactly one header,
comsisting of multiple fields. To refer to "the headers of a message"
is confusing the issue, because it contradicts what the specification

For a 'debian/control' file, which doesn't even have the "header and
body" distinction, it's plain silly to talk about "headers". They're
fields, just like in the header of an RFC2822 message.

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Ben Finney

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