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CID: and MID: URL schemes

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 1995 16:13:59 PST
To: elevinso@Accurate.COM
Cc: uri@bunyip.com, ietf-822@list.cren.net
Message-Id: <95Nov1.161400pst.2733@golden.parc.xerox.com>
OK, I found draft-levinson-cid-01.txt document. It looks pretty good.


I think you need to be more careful about your description of the
handling of %xx hex-encoding of characters in content-ID tags that are
not otherwise representable inside URLs.

> 	 To transform a cidurl or
>        midurl into a valid content-id or message-id, surround the
>        id-spec part with the enclosing brackets, i.e.,

but in fact you also have to decode any URL-encoded sequences %nn. It
seems that these URL schemes aren't really *subsets* but *encodings*
of content- and message- IDs.

Why, in fact, are two schemes needed? Can the same id-spec appear as
both a cid and a mid?

Is the type of the object referred to by a mid always implicitly
Received on Wednesday, 1 November 1995 19:15:19 UTC

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