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Re: URL parsing and IPv6 addresses

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 1996 13:16:38 PDT
To: david@ufl.edu
CC: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <96Aug6.131638pdt."2733"@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Square brackets "[" "]" are currently not allowed in URLs, and are
listed as "unsafe":


>				Other characters are unsafe because
>   gateways and other transport agents are known to sometimes modify
>   such characters. These characters are "{", "}", "|", "\", "^", "~",
>   "[", "]", and "`".

two alternatives seem workable:

   1) dotted decimal with 8 parts instead of 4
   2) string of hex with no punctuation

- Larry
Received on Tuesday, 6 August 1996 16:19:34 GMT

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