Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Thu Dec 28 18:24:01 GMT 2000

> Not quite, since the namespace is flat, it is _only_ needed for
> authentication information if the server is known.  Maybe we can
> come up with a default and maybe we can't.  That will depend on
> exactly where this is being implemented.

Yes, I think we're in agreement.

> > <server> :== [user[@ntdomain][:passwd]@]server[:port]
> > 
> > This can be parsed, and it limits the number of metacharacters used in
> > the server string.  If an ntdomain is included, then there will be two
> > '@' signs in the string, so it will be possible to determine which
> > delimits what.
> While this is true, I would rather not violate RFC 2396, 3.2.2:

Good.  Thanks for finding that.  If the semi-colon is still valid (as 
proposed in your other message) I second that choice.

Chris -)-----

>    URL schemes that involve the direct use of an IP-based protocol to a
>    specified server on the Internet use a common syntax for the server
>    component of the URI's scheme-specific data:
>       <userinfo>@<host>:<port>
>    where <userinfo> may consist of a user name and, optionally, scheme-
>    specific information about how to gain authorization to access the
>    server.  The parts "<userinfo>@" and ":<port>" may be omitted.
>       server        = [ [ userinfo "@" ] hostport ]
>    The user information, if present, is followed by a commercial at-sign
>    "@".
> This seems pretty defiant that "@" will end the userinfo portion.

Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
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