Date: Sun, 17 Nov 1996 15:33:03 -0800 (PST) From: Chris Newman <Chris.Newman@innosoft.com> Subject: IMAP URLs To: URI list <firstname.lastname@example.org> Message-Id: <Pine.SOL.3.95.961117151842.29171Eemail@example.com> With the major web browser vendors all committed to supporting IMAP, it's clear we really need an IMAP URL format. I have written an internet draft: <ftp://ds.internic.net/internet-drafts/draft-newman-url-imap-02.txt> with my preliminary proposal. I'm not experienced in URL design so I based it on RFC 1738 as much as I could. I would very much appreciate review by this community *before* it moves any further. I know I need to add a section on relative URLs and swap the order of the parameters and queries based on RFC 1808. As far as I know, the IMAP URL scheme is the first to address the issue of multiple strong authentication mechanisms. I'd very much appreciate comments on that topic. I also believe there is a bug in RFC 1808 with respect to multiple parameters. I think the relative URL should inherit all parameters form the base URL, except those that are specified in the relative URL. The current spec indicates that if *any* parameter is present in the relative URL, it overrides all parameters in the base URL. Comments? Thanks in advance for your help!