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Re: http URL defn in HTTP/1.0

From: David J. Fiander <davidf@worf.mks.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 1996 15:50:13 -0400
To: Dan Larner <larner@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <24110.829597813@worf.mks.com>
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>From:  Dan Larner <larner@parc.xerox.com>
>[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'.]

But RFC1738 (sorry I've got no reference, but my copy of the RFC
is in another country right now), does specify that the ';' is a
reserved characer in HTTP URLs, presumably to allow for future
extensions, like params.

>Should section 3.2.2 be modified to the following?
>http_URL = "http:" "//" host [":" port] ["/" [path] ["?" query]]

I hope not, because I'm about to propose a "version" parameter to
allow access to back revisions of a page stored in a version
control system like RCS or SCCS.

- David
Received on Monday, 15 April 1996 12:58:53 UTC

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