Re: RFS: logapp
Cyril Brulebois <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I guess you didn't check the status of the RFC you quoted. From 
> you would have learnt that RFC 1738 is obsoleted by RFC 3986,
> which states:
> | Using <> angle brackets around each URI is especially recommended
> | as a delimiting style for a reference that contains embedded
> | whitespace.
> | The prefix "URL:" (with or without a trailing space) was formerly
> | recommended as a way to help distinguish a URI from other
> | bracketed designators, though it is not commonly used in practice
> | and is no longer recommended.
It's a shame they're no longer recommending it, since the reasons ("to
help distinguish a URI from other bracketed designators") are just as
valid, and "is not commonly used in practice" is not a criterion for
avoiding a recommendation in an RFC.
You're quite right that the status of that recommendation has changed,
so I'm wrong in my earlier assertions. Thanks for correcting me.
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