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Re: UseSTD3ASCIIRules in IRI resolution; host syntax in RFC 3987 and RFC 3987

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 19:02:42 +0100
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
Message-Id: <3C608A6F-ACC4-4676-ABBB-AFCDC7474EE2@w3.org>
Cc: public-iri@w3.org
On 19 Mar 2009, at 18:49, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> On Mar 19, 2009, at 8:27 AM, Thomas Roessler wrote:
>> A quick search in various archives suggests that the genesis of the  
>> UseSTD3ASCIIRules flag in 3987 relates to what is now section 3.2.2  
>> of RFC 3986 (at the time, section 3.2.2 of RFC 2396):
>>
>>  http://www.imc.org/idn/mail-archive/msg07277.html
>>  http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986#section-3.2.2
>
> 3986 says:

[...]

>> Interestingly, following through on the references from there  
>> effectively brings us to the name production in appendix B of RFC  
>> 952,
>
> No, it doesn't.  Those two paragraphs say that the syntax is not
> limited to DNS.  The ABNF says that the syntax is not limited to DNS.

Excellent.  That means that the only rationale for UseSTD3ASCIIRules  
in IRI dereferencing that I could find doesn't actually hold.

Thanks for clarifying!
Received on Thursday, 19 March 2009 18:02:51 GMT

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