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From Dirk-Willem van Gulik <>
Subject Re: URL encoding hostnames
Date Sun, 18 Nov 2001 22:43:48 GMT

On Sat, 17 Nov 2001, Marc Slemko wrote:

> (offtopic, but related...)
> is "" a valid URL refering to the same resource
> that "" does?
> RFC 2616 section 3.2.3 seems to imply that, for comparison purposes,
> they are the same.

Though there are people who request this to be allowed - right now the
syntax specified does not allow for %-encoding on the protocol and
hostname part of the URI.

However under the motto 'be strict in what you send; leisure in what
what you accept' - I guess apache should accept it on the Host: header


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