A Name-Value Language (ANVL)

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Author John Kunze 
Last updated 2005-08-29
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ANVL (A Name-Value Language) is a simple record syntax based on email headers. An ANVL record is a sequence of data elements ending in a blank line. An element consists of a label, a colon, and an optional value, and a long value may be folded (continued) onto the next line by inserting a CRLF and indenting the next line. A value folded across several lines is treated as if the lines were joined on one long line; any line beginning with `#' is treated as a "comment". Example ANVL record: entry: # first draft who: Gilbert, W.S. | Sullivan, Arthur what: The Yeomen of the Guard when/created: 1888


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