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Re: FW: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ipngwg-url-literal-03.txt

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 12:24:28 +0900
Message-Id: <199909210436.NAA15063@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: "Larry Masinter" <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: <uri@w3.org>
Some comments:

- Preferred format: It should be explained what exactly this means.
  Usually, there is no need for more than one format.

- "It defines a syntax for IPv6
   addresses and allows the use of "[" within a URI explicitly for this
   reserved purpose."
  I guess ']' should be mentioned here, too.

- [] are moved to reserved. Does this mean that in other parts
  of the URI (reference), they can also be used that way?
  There are proposals to use [] e.g. in the fragment identifier
  syntax for XML http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-xptr. There may be
  several legacy issues here.

Regards,   Martin.

At 08:24 99/09/20 PDT, Larry Masinter wrote:
> This is the latest compromise within the IPNG working group
> (which defined the syntax for IPv6 addresses) and the attempt
> to embed IPv6 addresses within URLs. Note that it proposes
> amending the URI draft standard to allow "[]" in a URL for the
> reserved purpose of enclosing an IPv6 URL.
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> Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ipngwg-url-literal-03.txt
> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
> This draft is a work item of the IPNG Working Group of the IETF.
> 	Title		: Preferred Format for Literal IPv6 Addresses in URL's
> 	Author(s)	: B. Hinden, B. Carpenter, L. Masinter
> 	Filename	: draft-ietf-ipngwg-url-literal-03.txt
> 	Pages		: 4
> 	Date		: 16-Sep-99
> This document defines the preferred format for literal IPv6 Addresses
> in URL's for implementation in World Wide Web browsers.  This format
> has been implemented in the IPv6 versions of several widely deployed
> browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla, and Lynx.
> It is also intended to be used in the IPv6 version of the service
> location protocol.
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#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, World Wide Web Consortium
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