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Re: URL parsing and IPv6 addresses

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 1996 12:07:02 -0700 (PDT)
To: anthony baxter <anthony.baxter@aaii.oz.au>
cc: Arnoud Galactus Engelfriet <galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl>, www-talk@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SGI.3.93.960813120239.13157N-100000@fully.organic.com>
On Sat, 10 Aug 1996, anthony baxter forwarded an IPwg mailing list message from
huitema@pax.inria.fr (Christian Huitema) which said: 

>     As for URLs, maybe the same solution should apply, i.e. somehow quote the
>     IPv6 address between braces that tell you "this is an IPv6 address".
> No, for URLs the correct answer is to do nothing.   There is no
> need at all for a URL to contain a literal address, under any
> circumstances (IPv6 or IPv4).   

Of course there is a need: when one is trying to connect to a server which is
not mapped in DNS yet, when trying to connect from a machine without the
ability to do DNS resolution, when trying to connect to a machine without
having to rely upon a DNS map which may be under a different political
situation, etc... Anyways, it would be difficult to imagine working effectively
under this.

I think the suggestion of "," as the separator is best.


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