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Re: URI resolution & safety

From: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 22:37:21 -0500
Message-Id: <200111260337.fAQ3bLT08172@astro.cs.utk.edu>
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
cc: moore@cs.utk.edu (Keith Moore), dcrocker@brandenburg.com (Dave Crocker), dee3@torque.pothole.com (Donald E. Eastlake 3rd), discuss@apps.ietf.org
> mailto: is safe because 1) RFC 2368 defines semantics that
> doesn't send the email,

which sort of illustrates the point.  the best way to make a URI
"safe" is to document how it should be used by clients.

(but since almost any kind of URI (including "http") can be "unsafe" 
if a hostile party wants to abuse it, I don't see how the word "safe"
is terribly useful in describing URIs.)

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