Larry Masinter (
Mon, 25 Nov 1996 17:58:49 PST

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Subject: Re: IMAP URLs
From: Larry Masinter <>
Message-Id: <96Nov25.185849pdt."135">
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 17:58:49 PST


There's not much time at the IETF URL-BOF to say much about the IMAP
URL scheme except to point out to people to read it. However, please
check out 


to see if the (revised) description of generic URL schemes clarifies
those things that were ambiguous from RFC 1738 & RFC 1808.

# 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?

The goal originally was to revise 1738 & 1808 to make them consistent
with current practice. What would current web browsers do with
relative URLs with multiple parameters?