Date: Tue, 26 Nov 1996 15:11:07 -0800 (PST) From: Chris Newman <Chris.Newman@innosoft.com> Subject: Re: IMAP URLs In-Reply-To: <96Nov26.073043pdt."135"@palimpsest.parc.xerox.com> To: Larry Masinter <email@example.com> Cc: URI list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, IMAP Discusson List <email@example.com> Message-Id: <Pine.SOL.3.95.961126145933.14172Jfirstname.lastname@example.org> On Tue, 26 Nov 1996, Larry Masinter wrote: > 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. These are good comments. I have submitted a new document, and placed an htmlized version at: <http://www.innosoft.com/www_root/doc/persons/chris/imapurl.html> The major changes from version -02 are: (1) moving the ";AUTH=" as suggested and (2) adding a section on relative IMAP URLs. If I don't get any substantive complaints by the end of the IETF meeting, I'll ask for this to move to proposed standard.