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ambiguity in BNF: no non-numeric TLDs?

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 11:26:10 -0800
To: "'Roy T. Fielding'" <fielding@apache.org>
Cc: <uri@w3.org>, "Michel Suignard" <michelsu@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <000001c3a952$d46929a0$b1018182@MasinterT40>

Can we assume that TLDs will be non-numeric? 

It looks to me that the BNF is ambiguous between
hostname and IPv4 addresses because the
BNF for hostname doesn't rule out
  nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn

Larry
Received on Wednesday, 12 November 2003 14:26:12 GMT

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