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Re: localhost

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 20:59:42 -0800
To: uri@w3.org
Message-Id: <EEBA70CE-603C-11D8-8468-000393753936@gbiv.com>

> I notice that the current draft of rfc2396bis contains some formal uses
> of the name "localhost", but neither states what this is supposed to
> mean nor cites any definition.
>
> RFC-1738 gave its own semantics for "localhost" in file: URLs:
>
>    As a special case, <host> can be the string "localhost" or the empty
>    string; this is interpreted as `the machine from which the URL is
>    being interpreted'.

Fixed.

....Roy
Received on Sunday, 15 February 2004 23:58:33 UTC

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