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Re: Adding user@ to HTTP[S] URIs

From: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 04:07:55 +1300
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <f1e3abe0-b34c-feac-ab6b-1d5f2d1e662b@treenet.co.nz>
On 27/01/20 12:20 am, Rick van Rein wrote:
> Hi Julian,
> 
>> The example indeed helps.
> 
> Thanks :)
> 
>> What I don't get is how this enables things that weren't
>> possible before.
> 
> Compatibility with other protocols: You cannot copy/paste your gmail address to your browser to access it as webmail.

Counterpoint: I (and many, many others) cannot do that even with your
spec change because the login to my gmail account is a name and domain
completely different to the email address URI. A government department
is the credentials authority - not Google or '@gmail.com'.



AYJ
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