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Re: [AC] domain matching

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 14:38:42 -0400
Message-Id: <7DA13139-95A4-40F6-AA6E-7125FA1BCBCF@nokia.com>
Cc: "WAF WG (public)" <public-appformats@w3.org>
To: ext Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>

Anne,

On Mar 28, 2007, at 11:28 AM, ext Anne van Kesteren wrote:

>
> Another issue that Microsoft raised and Thomas wasn't sure about  
> either is the domain matching. Specifically the wildcard matching.  
> Currently a wildcard matches a single label and nothing more. This  
> means that foo.bar.com doesn't match *.com and does match *.*.com.  
> This allows for things like foo.*.bar.com as well, because if the  
> wildcard could match an arbitrary number of labels here the  
> algorithm for matching would become quite complex and it's not  
> clear that actually does what you'd want.
>
> The other idea is only allowing the wildcard at the start. This  
> implies that foo.bar.com matches *.com and that foo.*.bar.com would  
> be illegal (the wildcard can only appear at the start).

This last suggestion seems reasonable to me.

Regards,

Art Barstow
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