RFC definition syntax

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Can anyone tell me where the RFC definition syntax is documented?  I am
referring to such things as the use of <...>, [...], 1*, etc.  I find
this sort of thing in the RFC's for POP3, MIME, etc.

Re: RFC definition syntax


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  I'd expect the RFC to say, even just an informal ref. to, e.g.,

  You might care to look at RFC4234 though - a draft standard
obsoleting RFC2234:



Re: RFC definition syntax

Thanks, that clarified things.  For anyone interested, RFC2045 for MIME
makes reference to RFC822 for background.  Even so, RFC822 has now been
obsoleted by RFC2822.

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