[Xorg] Re: 64-bit applications and hostnames that start with a digi

Kaleb S. KEITHLEY kaleb at gw.keithley.org
Thu Mar 25 07:42:17 PST 2004

>> Hey, I said I was rusty on ABNF :-).
>> Fundamentally, the test should be that a string conforms to
>> a literal address string completely to be recognized as that,
>> and failing that, as a host name. 
>> Hmmm...  I'm pretty sure there are some URI parsers out there
>> that do full proper parsing of these strings we could use,
>> rather than building one from scratch.
> At the time that code was written, there weren't a lot (any?) URI 
> parsers out there 8-)

Jim probably wrote it -- 20 years ago -- for all we know. ;-)

leading digits in domain names is relatively new to as far as that goes.



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