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Re: Empty host in 'http' scheme

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 16:46:34 +0100
Message-ID: <4992F2DA.9020302@gmx.de>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
CC: ietf-http-wg@w3.org

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> Hi,
> 
>   According to RFC 2616 under the RFC 2396 interpretation of "host" and
> as noted in RFC 3986 the "host" component of the authority in http URIs
> cannot be the empty string. draft-ietf-httpbis-p1-messaging-05 however
> does allow the empty string as host. If that is intentional it should be
> pointed out clearly below the definition of the scheme's syntax.

There's a (closed) issue that is somehow related: 
<http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/92>, see:

> In other words, part 1 needs to define an empty host is an error for the http and https schemes.
> 
> In any case, servers that break based on any network input, valid or not, are broken. 

Seems that we should open a separate issue for that.

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 15:55:39 GMT

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