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Re: URL parsing and IPv6 addresses

From: Kim <bookwyrm@agii.solluna.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 1996 13:56:13 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199608061756.NAA04257@agii.solluna.org>
To: david@ufl.edu (David Nessl)
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Earlier, <David Nessl> inscribed:
> 
> The square brackets around an IP address are from RFC822:
> 
>   o   Square brackets ("[" and "]") are used to indicate the
>       presence  of  a  domain-literal, which the appropriate
>       name-domain  is  to  use  directly,  bypassing  normal
>       name-resolution mechanisms
> 
> This would seem to be an appropriate URL extension -- put the IPv6 address
> inside square brackets, and leave the :port outside.  For example: 
> 
>       http://[1:2:3:4:5:6]:8000
> 
> This extension should be generalized, e.g. programs should also be
> prepared to accept IPv4 dotted-decimal addresses inside square brackets. 
> e.g. 
> 
>       http://[1.2.3.4]:8000
> 
> Determination of the address type (IPv4 vs IPv6) should be left to the
> host's network services (based on the presence of colons or periods).  
> 
> David Nessl -- Coordinator, Computer Systems (systems programmer)
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> 
Received on Tuesday, 6 August 1996 13:51:53 GMT

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