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Re: use of "data:" URL scheme in HTML/Object, VRML

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 1996 21:17:20 PDT
To: cmarrin@sgi.com
Cc: moore@cs.utk.edu, hta@uninett.no, uri@bunyip.com
Message-Id: <96Jul23.211720pdt."2733"@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Based on the comments about limiting the length of "data" URLs, I'm
tempted to place in the "data" URL specification something to the
effect:

"Because of limitations in many contexts, data: URLs should be
restricted to 1024 characters, unless the context of use is careful to
establish a greater limit and also guarantee that the URLs cannot
escape into other contexts."

I think this might well become a clarification in the general URL
spec.

Larry
Received on Wednesday, 24 July 1996 00:17:54 UTC

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