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Format for Literal IPv6 Addresses in URL's (RFC2732)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003328D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 4 page(s) / 7K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Hinden: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This document defines the format for literal IPv6 Addresses in URL's for implementation in World Wide Web browsers. This format has been implemented in the IPv6 versions of several widely deployed browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla, and Lynx. It is also intended to be used in the IPv6 version of the service location protocol.

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Network Working Group R. Hinden

Request for Comments: 2732 Nokia

Category: Standards Track B. Carpenter

IBM

L. Masinter

AT&T

December 1999

Format for Literal IPv6 Addresses in URL's

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document defines the format for literal IPv6 Addresses in URL's

for implementation in World Wide Web browsers. This format has been

implemented in the IPv6 versions of several widely deployed browsers

including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla, and Lynx. It is also

intended to be used in the IPv6 version of the service location

protocol.

This document incudes an update to the generic syntax for Uniform

Resource Identifiers defined in RFC 2396 [URL]. It defines a syntax

for IPv6 addresses and allows the use of "[" and "]" within a URI

explicitly for this reserved purpose.

1. Introduction

The textual representation defined for literal IPv6 addresses in

[ARCH] is not directly compatible with URL's. Both use ":" and "."

characters as delimiters. This document defines the format for

literal IPv6 Addresses in URL's for implementation in World Wide Web

browsers. The goal is to have a format that allows easy "cut" and

"paste" operations with a minimum of editing of the literal address.

The format defined in this document has been implemented in the IPv6

versions of several widely deployed browsers including Microsoft

Internet Explorer, Mozilla, and Lynx. It is also intended to be used

in the IPv6 version of the service location protocol.

1.1 Requirements

The keywords MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD,

SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL, if and where they appear

in this document, are to be interpreted as described in [KEYWORDS].

World Wide Web browsers SHOULD implement the format of IPv6 literals

in URL's defined in this document. Other types of ...