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RE: IPv6 and HTTP (1.2?)

From: Joris Dobbelsteen <joris.dobbelsteen@mail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 17:37:48 +0100
To: "WWW WG (E-mail)" <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
Message-ID: <006001c05959$8bbe7490$01ff1fac@Thuis.local>
That is quite simple and already discussed in the WG.

the standard IPv6 address specifies an IPv6 address. Because there are
always more than one ":", you know it's IPv6.
e.g. "fe80::01" or "fe80::3a3c:2bc:96f5:1060"

If you specify a port, you must send the IPv6 address as:
"[" IPv6-address "]:" port

e.g. "[fe80::01]:8080" or "[fe80::3a3c:2bc:96f5:1060]:81"

So the URL is:

e.g. "http://fe80::01/" or "http://[fe80::3a3c:2bc:96f5:1060]:81/"

for the rest nothing changes. The server (or gateway) just has to
reqognise these addresses...

Please correct me if I'm wrong.....
Send to the WG directly (no CC please), can take a while...


- Joris

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Lawrence [mailto:lawrence@agranat.com]
> Sent: Tuesday 28 November, 2000 14:56
> To: Thomas McLaren
> Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
> Subject: Re: IPv6 and HTTP (1.2?)
> 
> 
> Thomas McLaren wrote:
> 
> > Can anyone specify the requirements that IPv6 will have for 
> changes to 
> > HTTP 1.1, apart from URL structure?
> 
> There aren't any - there is already a spec (sorry, don't have the 
> reference handy) on how to write an IPv6 address in a URL.
> 
> 
> -- 
> Scott Lawrence      Architect            lawrence@agranat.com
> Virata       Embedded Web Technology    http://www.emweb.com/
> 
> 


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