[ILUG] FW: [ILUG] unique buglet in netscape, url truncation
Paul.Jakma at Digital.com
Fri Jun 11 15:51:55 IST 1999
> That hostname violates (perhaps too strong a word) RFC1123 Section 2.1:
> Host software MUST handle host names of up to 63 characters and
> SHOULD handle host names of up to 255 characters.
> Section 1.3.2 defines their rather specialised use of the words "MUST"
> and "SHOULD".
i take it with these specialised def's the rfc actually means:
hosts software doesn't have to support more than 63 char hostnames, so
therefore hostnames shouldn't be more than 63 chars.
And that the SHOULD means "if only host software could".
In which case i must congratulate the rfc writer on his lucid style. :)
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