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Re: IPv6 support in WebDAV and HTTP

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@apache.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 15:08:53 -0700
Cc: <w3c-dist-auth@w3c.org>
To: "Lisa Dusseault" <ldusseault@xythos.com>
Message-Id: <69F82EB0-B489-11D6-868F-000393753936@apache.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
> a
>    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.

If WebDAV imports by reference (not cut-n-paste), then its reference
is updated by the RFCs that update 2396, one of which defines the
literal IPv6 address.

....Roy
Received on Tuesday, 20 August 2002 18:27:51 GMT

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