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Re: Heads-up re: IPv6 addresses in URLs (from IPng-WG minutes)

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 13:05:46 -0500
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To: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>, Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
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At 21:52 01/12/98 +0100, Koen Holtman wrote:
>We did not really reach a consensus, but one intermediate conclusion
>was that a notation like
> http://1080::8:800:200C:417A.8000/blah
>with the . separating the address from the port number, would do the
>trick.  I see however that you quoted some ipv6 addresses which have a
>. in them above, I think we assumed at the time that the ipv6 notation
>would use : only. 

This is correct. IPV6 can "contain" IPV4 addresses and this can be done by
concatenating IPV6 syntax and IPV4 syntax so that an IP address can contain
both : and . as separators.

Ugly, huh?

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Tuesday, 13 January 1998 12:46:31 UTC

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