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Re: IPV6 literal URL format mention might be useful

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 20:04:14 +0200
Message-ID: <4E8F3F1E.2040201@gmx.de>
To: Dale Anderson <dra@redevised.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
On 2011-10-07 19:41, Dale Anderson wrote:
>
> Hi Mr. Nottingham et. al
>
> I never came across this and had assumed due to no luck and trouble with
> syntax that IPv6 literals were not supported in URLs. I think HTTP
> engineer types will naturally run into this and may not look elsewhere
> than 'httpbis' and RFC3986 URL scheme for this kind of information. I
> found RFC2732 which specifically addresses IPv6 literals and this works
> with my firefox browser and also with curl (must specify -g to avoid
> parsing error).
>
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2732.html
>
> I don't propose exactly WHERE, but I would consider putting some mention
> of IPv6 literal URL scheme into the 'httpbis' for such HTTP engineers to
> more easily find, because it is the place they will most naturally look.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Dale Anderson

HTTPbis uses the "authority" ABNF term from RFC 3986. RFC 3986 allows 
IPv6, see <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc3986.html#rfc.section.3.2.2>.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 7 October 2011 18:04:56 GMT

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