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Re: Vetting rules for UR* schemes

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 19:45:36 -0800
To: Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no
Cc: uri@bunyip.com, klensin@mail1.reston.mci.net
Message-Id: <9511281945.aa24567@paris.ics.uci.edu>
> here's what I added.
> Do you think it is clear enough?
> 
>     Harald
> 
> <h2>Is it relative-URL compatible?</h2>
> Many applications know and love relative URLs. Therefore, the
> following questions must be asked:
> <ul>
>   <li> Can it be parsed according to RFC 1808 - that is, if the tokens
>        "//", "/", ";", "?" and "#" are used, do they have the meaning
>        given in RFC 1808?
>   <li> Does it make sense to use it in relative URLs like those RFC
>        1808 specifies?

The above is quite clear.  I don't understand this last one:

>   <li> Are there ways of using pieces of the information inside it
>        that implementations are supposed to get right?

....Roy
Received on Tuesday, 28 November 1995 23:09:03 UTC

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