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Re: Square brackets in query component

From: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 09:44:24 -0400
Message-Id: <p06110401bd1c38e530cc@[]>
To: "Roy T.Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, "Dave McAlpin" <Dave.McAlpin@epok.net>
Cc: <uri@w3.org>

At 11:25 PM -0700 7/14/04, Roy T.Fielding wrote:
>Use of IP addresses (of any form) within a URI is not desirable
for mainstream practice,...

Only if 'mainstream practice' ignores the needs of trouble reporting.

In reporting trouble, it is better to report the hard address from
which you got the page just in case there was an error introduced in
a mirrroring process.

But the "not able to test" argument is enough to resist the change unless
someone can come up with the test results.


>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.
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