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Re: Section 2.7.1 of draft-ietf-httpbis-p1-messaging-18

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 00:15:58 -0800
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <DFA66090-FDE3-44FD-82B0-97EC02AE23FD@gbiv.com>
To: SM <sm@resistor.net>
On Jan 8, 2012, at 11:56 PM, SM wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> From what I understand, the updated version of Section 3.2.2 in RFC 2616 is currently Section 2.7.1 of draft-ietf-httpbis-p1-messaging-18.  From RFC 2616:
> 
>  "The use of IP addresses in URLs SHOULD be avoided whenever
>   possible (see RFC 1900 [24])."
> 
> And in draft-ietf-httpbis-p1-messaging-18:
> 
>  "If the host identifier is provided as an IP literal or IPv4 address,
>   then the origin server is any listener on the indicated TCP port at
>   that IP address."
> 
> Was the requirement to avoid IP addresses dropped?

Yes, I believe that was intentional because that advice had nothing
to do with HTTP (and is not a real requirement anyway). 

....Roy
Received on Monday, 9 January 2012 08:19:13 GMT

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