Re: IPV6 literal URL format mention might be useful

On 2011-10-07 19:41, Dale Anderson wrote:
> Hi Mr. Nottingham et. al
> I never came across this and had assumed due to no luck and trouble with
> syntax that IPv6 literals were not supported in URLs. I think HTTP
> engineer types will naturally run into this and may not look elsewhere
> than 'httpbis' and RFC3986 URL scheme for this kind of information. I
> found RFC2732 which specifically addresses IPv6 literals and this works
> with my firefox browser and also with curl (must specify -g to avoid
> parsing error).
> I don't propose exactly WHERE, but I would consider putting some mention
> of IPv6 literal URL scheme into the 'httpbis' for such HTTP engineers to
> more easily find, because it is the place they will most naturally look.
> Thanks!
> Dale Anderson

HTTPbis uses the "authority" ABNF term from RFC 3986. RFC 3986 allows 
IPv6, see <>.

Best regards, Julian

Received on Friday, 7 October 2011 18:04:56 UTC