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Re: Square brackets in query component

From: Roy T.Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 23:25:25 -0700
Cc: <uri@w3.org>
To: "Dave McAlpin" <Dave.McAlpin@epok.net>
Message-Id: <C1E683E0-D627-11D8-81D2-000393753936@gbiv.com>

On Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at 09:50  AM, Dave McAlpin wrote:

> The query production in 2396bis allows slash (/), question mark 
> (?), colon (:) and thecommercial at-sign ("@") in order to improve 
> readability of URIs that appear in a query. However, square brackets 
> ([ and ]) are disallowed, which forces percent encoding in URIs 
> with IPv6 addresses. Can square brackets be safely added to the query 
> production?

Not without thorough testing, which I am not prepared to do at this
date.  Use of IP addresses (of any form) within a URI is not desirable
for mainstream practice, so there isn't much demand for such changes.

....Roy
Received on Thursday, 15 July 2004 02:25:04 GMT

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