Re: IMAP URLs

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Tue, 26 Nov 1996 06:30:43 PST


To: Chris.Newman@innosoft.com
Cc: mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch, uri@bunyip.com
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SOL.3.95.961118122912.2248H-100000@eleanor.innosoft.com>
Subject: Re: IMAP URLs
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Message-Id: <96Nov26.073043pdt."135"@palimpsest.parc.xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 1996 06:30:43 PST

The generic URL syntax allows "=" and ";" in the <user> part of
<login>, so you could use

    imap://;auth=KERBEROS_V4@minbari.org/ 

to put the authentication method in the user field. The generic syntax
for the IMAP URL scheme should be careful to document which things are
URL-encoded, though. Right now, RFC 1730 says that a user name can
either be an atom or a string, but the draft-newman-url-imap-02 says
that the 'login' terminal follows 1738 syntax.