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Re: Claification requested in Host:

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 1997 13:33:52 -0800
To: touch@isi.edu
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9702191334.aa06012@paris.ics.uci.edu>
In message <199702192051.AA00778@ash.isi.edu>, touch@isi.edu writes:
>The 1.1 spec says, in sec. 3.2.2:
>
>   The "http" scheme is used to locate network resources via the HTTP
>   protocol. This section defines the scheme-specific syntax and
>   semantics for http URLs.
>
>          http_URL       = "http:" "//" host [ ":" port ] [ abs_path ]
>
>          host           = <A legal Internet host domain name
>                            or IP address (in dotted-decimal form),
>                            as defined by Section 2.1 of RFC 1123>
>
>foo is not a legal internet host domain name, in that case.

Yes it is.  We are not talking about FQDNs here, and the referenced
section defines any hostname, including local ones like "www" or "foo".
1123 refers to 952 which defines the syntax for Internet host domain name.

.....Roy
Received on Wednesday, 19 February 1997 13:53:56 EST

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