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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: yet more host crap
Date Sun, 28 Apr 1996 19:14:14 GMT
Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> 
> > Looks like netscape at least allows URLs of the form
> > 
> > http://anything@host/
> > 
> > where "anything" can be anything, i.e http://brian@www.apache.org/.  Was 
> > the resolution in the 1.1 spec that "anything between the second and 
> > third slash in the URL is placed in the Host: header", or that it was a 
> > "fqdn:port"?
> 
> Yes.
> 
> anything@host is not a legal http URL, no matter what Netscape does.
> Puking in the user's general direction is the appropriate response.

Presumably this is an unintentional side-effect of the FTP URLs Netscape uses.

Cheers,

Ben.

> 
> ......Roy

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