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http URL defn in HTTP/1.0

From: Dan Larner <larner@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 1996 10:43:17 PDT
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In reading though the HTTP/1.0 memo with info header
HTTP Working Group                         T. Berners-Lee, MIT/LCS
INTERNET-DRAFT                              R. Fielding, UC Irvine
<draft-ietf-http-v10-spec-05.html>             H. Frystyk, MIT/LCS
Expires August 19, 1996                          February 19, 1996

I'm a bit confused by section 3.2.2 http URL.  Based on the
general syntax presented in section 3.2.1, an http URL can
include 'params'.  

[Section 3.2.2 of RFC1738 shows the use of ;type=<typecode>
as intended for ftp URLs.  Section 3.3 of RFC1738 describing
an http URL admits no 'params'.]

Should section 3.2.2 be modified to the following?

http_URL = "http:" "//" host [":" port] ["/" [path] ["?" query]]

(apologies if this issue has been raised before)

-- Dan

Dan Larner, larner@parc.xerox.com
Xerox PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill R., Palo Alto, CA, USA 94304
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