Re: Bracketed URLs

Larry Masinter (
Wed, 14 Feb 1996 10:33:14 PST

In-Reply-To: Owen Rees's message of Wed, 14 Feb 1996 09:53:30 -0800 <>
Subject: Re: Bracketed URLs 
From: Larry Masinter <>
Message-Id: <>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 10:33:14 PST

[followup of conversation on html-wg]

I think in this case that the problem is that RFC1738 (not a standard
but a proposed standard) made recommendations that have not been
accepted by the community. It is my intention to revise RFC1738's
appendix to suggest that URLs be delimited by non-white space
characters that are otherwise noted as 'unsafe'; either <>, "", {},
[], and that URL: can be added in the brackets to increase the
reliability of recognition that 'this is a URL', especially for URLs
that are not 'http:'.