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draft-fielding-url-syntax-08 issue

From: Dave Kristol <dmk@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 97 15:37:53 EDT
Message-Id: <9710161937.AA20942@aleatory.tempo.bell-labs.com>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
This came up in a private exchange a few months ago, but it isn't
resolved in url-syntax-08.

According to RFC 1034, Sect. 3.1, the string "foo." is an "absolute
domain name." (Note the trailing '.'.)  url-syntax-08 provides no valid
way to use "foo." as a hostname in a URL, as in
	http://foo./bar

The problem is that grammar non-terminal "toplabel" can not end in
'.' as it's currently specified.  I think it should allow the final '.'.

Dave Kristol
Received on Thursday, 16 October 1997 12:43:14 EDT

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