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From: Austin, Daniel <Austin.D@ic.grainger.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 11:56:36 -0600
Message-ID: <E0995D588DC3D211BB8D00805FFE353907358B18@ic.ic.grainger.com>
To: "'Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler)'" <RogerCutler@ChevronTexaco.com>, www-ws-arch@w3.org
I believe that IP addresses (all of them) are indeed URIs according to RFC
2396 [1] section 3.2.2 (coauthored by Tim). See also RFC 1034 and RFC 1123
which describe the domain label convention for host addresses. For our
purposes in the WSAWG, I think we can consider that IPs are indeed URIs and
we should include them in our discussions. Internal subsets of IPs don't
seem to affect things in our domain.
[1] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt

-----Original Message-----
From: Cutler, Roger (RogerCutler) [mailto:RogerCutler@ChevronTexaco.com]
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 10:54 AM
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Subject: URI's

Could somebody please explain to me why IP addresses are not URI's?  It sort
of seems like web browsers and web servers think that they are.

I realize that there are some IP addresses used locally for NAT and so on,
so maybe I'm asking whether the subset of IP addresses that are defined
globally are URI's.  Or perhaps in one-to-one correspondance to URI's by the
trivial adding of  <http://> http:// at the beginning.
Received on Friday, 1 March 2002 12:58:28 UTC

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