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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@liege.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Subject Re: WWW Form Bug Report: "Digits in imagemap URLs confuse imap handler" on HPUX
Date Tue, 10 Dec 1996 02:54:38 GMT
> Hmm, according to my understanding of the code, the only thing "isalpha"
> prevents is a non-alpha in the protocol portion of a full URL, i.e.
> 
>   rect http2://foo/bar 
> 
> wouldn't work.  This code is just a test to see if the URL given is a full or
> relative one; when it finds a non-alpha, if it's a ':', it presumes it is an
> absolute URL.  But since no URL scheme out there uses numbers (yet?!) this is
> fine.  

Ummm, except for z39.50  -- note that .+- are also allowed in scheme.
It should just be testing for ":" or "/" or "\0".  OTOH, when I looked
at the mod_imap code for this report last month, it was too ugly to fix.

......Roy

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