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From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 23:20:02 +0200
To: uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <42B9D602.3177@xyzzy.claranet.de>

Charles Lindsey wrote:

> It says "the characters '%', '@', '/' and '#' are reserved
> and MUST be %-encoded if they occur. All other characters
> MAY be used freely to represent themselves".

> AIUI, saying that is consistent with RFC 3986.

Maybe (!) DQUOTE, "<", ">", "\", "^", "`", "{", "|", "}" also
MUST be %-encoded where they occur.  If that's the case it's
relevant for your <printable-ascii> and <wildmat>, or for my
<unique>.

E.g. msg-id <"\\"@example> as <URL:news:%22%5C%5C%22@example>.

My old brower won't accept <URL:news:"\\"@example> and so this
is at least an RfC 1738 backward-compatibility issue, even if
it's no "implicit" STD 66 MUST.
                                 Bye, Frank
Received on Wednesday, 22 June 2005 21:32:12 UTC

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