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Re: Bug#593909: Names of Fields in Control Files

Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:

> Here is an updated patch, that contains the following:

>           Each paragraph consists of a series of data fields; each
>           field consists of the field name, followed by a colon and
> -         then the data/value associated with that field.  It ends at
> -         the end of the (logical) line.  Horizontal whitespace
> +         then the data/value associated with that field.  The field
> +         name is composed of printable ASCII characters (i.e.,
> +         characters that have values between 33 and 126, inclusive)
> +         except colon and must not with a begin with #.  The
> +         field ends at the end of the line or at the end of the
> +         last continuation line (see below).  Horizontal whitespace
>           (spaces and tabs) may occur immediately before or after the
>           value and is ignored there; it is conventional to put a

> Apart from adding that fields names may not begin with #, I also changed
> ‘US-ASCII’ for ‘ASCII’, since this is the vocabulary used by the Policy.

Thanks, this is now applied for the next Policy release.  Sorry about the
long delay.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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