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IPv6 support in WebDAV and HTTP

From: Lisa Dusseault <ldusseault@xythos.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 16:46:56 -0400
Message-ID: <27889B08CAEC7049B68FAD8717BA601736D924@ATL1VEXC006.usdom004.tco.tc>
To: <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>

WebDAV (RFC2518) imports its URL scheme definition from HTTP 1.1
(RFC2396).  HTTP says:

   "The host is a domain name of a network host, or its IPv4 address as
   set of four decimal digit groups separated by ".".  Literal IPv6
   addresses are not supported."

      hostport      = host [ ":" port ]
      host          = hostname | IPv4address

Does that mean that WebDAV *cannot* support IPv6 addresses?  Until I
started looking into this, I naively assumed that WebDAV already did
support IPv6 addresses, or could easily.

Received on Tuesday, 20 August 2002 16:47:34 UTC

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