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Re: Rewrite of feature tag syntax rules

From: Martin J. Duerst <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>
Date: Fri, 16 May 1997 19:48:23 +0200 (MET DST)
To: Albert Lunde <albert-lunde@nwu.edu>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.96.970516194650.6801Q-100000@enoshima>
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On Fri, 16 May 1997, Albert Lunde wrote:

> Considering the original objectives of URLs (use subset of US-ASCII
> characters that would survive e-mail gateways, something humans
> could write on paper) and the things that had to be factored
> in for backward compatiblity with existing systems and protocols
> (mix of case-sensitive/case-insensitive elements, various
> reserved characters), the idea that the URI name space is
> a bit "broken" seems reasonable to me.

Yes indeed. URLs are a destillate of the Internet. And the
Internet is very broken in various ways. But still working nicely :-).

Regards,	Martin.
Received on Friday, 16 May 1997 10:53:58 UTC

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