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>I was reading the MCP BNF today and noticed that neither an asterisk
>nor a full colon could, according to the BNF as I am reading it, occur
>in a multi-line value.  I can see no problems resultant to their
>inclusion, and I was wondering if this was intentional and if it was

Neither.  Any printable character should be valid in a multiline
field.  (Except maaaybe tab.)  Continuing our "post-final" doctoring
of the spec, let's just add ':' and '*' to the definition of