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Re: Tilde in URLs

From: Graham Klyne <GK@Ninebynine.org>
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 06:35:56 +0000
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To: Jacob Palme <jpalme@dsv.su.se>
Cc: discuss@apps.ietf.org
I don't think it could be described as an "extension" .. it's fully allowed 
by RFC 2396, even though some applications might choose to escape it.

The syntax distinguishes it as a "mark" character, but otherwise seems to 
treat it just like a an alphanumeric.


At 06:04 PM 2/28/02 +0100, Jacob Palme wrote:
>Is the tilde character (~) still an unsafe character
>in URLs, which should be encoded as %7E. Or has it
>been accepted as permitted, because of its wide-
>spread usage, as a de-facto extension to the URL
>Jacob Palme <jpalme@dsv.su.se> (Stockholm University and KTH)
>for more info see URL: http://www.dsv.su.se/jpalme/

Graham Klyne
Received on Friday, 1 March 2002 05:09:54 UTC

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