http://servicenews.symantec.com/cgi-bin/displayArticle.cgi?group=symantec.support.winnt.nortonantivirus2001.general&article=<email@example.com>&product=nav&mini_version=nav2001&tpre=sg was in the reply to a question I asked to symantec. But the link stops after symantec.com> and hence does not work.
It shows up when I view this page, so I guess it is a browser issue...
RFC 2396 < ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2396.txt > clearly states in chapter 2.4.3. Excluded US-ASCII Characters that "<" and ">" are NOT allowed in an URI: "The angle-bracket "<" and ">" and double-quote (") characters are excluded because they are often used as the delimiters around URI in text documents and protocol fields." Suggesting "invalid". Complain to Symantec!
Maybe I shouldn't have been so bold... RFC 2396 states in the abstract: "This document does not define a generative grammar for URI; that task will be performed by the individual specifications of each URI scheme." Which means that RFC 1738 should be consulted. As far as I can tell from the productions in chapter 5, "<" and ">" belong to "punctuation". Hence they can NOT be part of an URL. Do people agree?
I agree :-)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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