Re: Draft 02 of url syntax spec

Foteos Macrides (
Fri, 27 Dec 1996 15:50:14 -0500 (EST)

Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 15:50:14 -0500 (EST)
From: Foteos Macrides <>
Subject: Re: Draft 02 of url syntax spec
To: fielding@liege.ICS.UCI.EDU

"Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@liege.ICS.UCI.EDU> wrote:
>I finished all of my changes to the general URL syntax draft on Sunday.
>You can find it and my test pages at
>One important thing to note is that I have changed the BNF definition
>of path to include the first "/".  See the last appendix for the reasons
>why I changed it.  This will probably require changes to the individual
>scheme specifications as well, but it will make them easier to specify.
>More importantly, it now matches the actual implementations and RFC 1630,
>so there will probably be fewer problems with translating the spec into

	What does this mean for ftp URLs?  The current RFCs specify
that a %2F must be included to have the first symbolic element
in the field treated as actually beginning with a slash (and thus
beginning at the root, rather than relative to the login directory).


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