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Re: Status of ftp:///?

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 07:51:57 +0200
To: uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <4286E37D.2E3E@xyzzy.claranet.de>

McDonald, Ira wrote:

> Umm...RFC 2396 is _obsolete_.

Yes, and the idea is to extract all schemes from RfC 1738 into
new RfCs, and then move RfC 1738 to "historic".  That's ready
for wais, prospero, and telnet.  For file, ftp, gopher, news,
and nntp it's "work in progress".

Graham just found a minor bug in ftp, the info "empty host not
allowed" was lost by adopting the general STD 66 syntax.  Just
adding this old 1738 rule to the ftp draft should fix it.

> You might want to be looking at the successor RFC 3986 / STD
> 66
[...]
>> In STD 66 that's:
>>
>>|    authority   = [ userinfo "@" ] host [ ":" port ]
>>|    host        = IP-literal / IPv4address / reg-name
>>|    reg-name    = *( unreserved / pct-encoded / sub-delims )

                        Bye, Frank
Received on Sunday, 15 May 2005 06:15:45 UTC

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