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Re: stricter host name requirements for file:// URLs (was Re: [SECURITY ADVISORY] curl invalid URL parsing with '#')

From: Rich Gray <>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:15:43 -0500

FYI, this Last Call notice for an update to the file:// URI specification,
RFC 1738, came across another of my lists and might be relevant to this
thread. Admittedly, I have not followed the thread closely or read the draft.

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US.


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Date: Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 1:16 PM
Subject: [art] Last Call: <draft-ietf-appsawg-file-scheme-13.txt> (The file
URI Scheme) to Proposed Standard
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The IESG has received a request from the ART Area General Applications
Working Group WG (appsawg) to consider the following document:
- 'The file URI Scheme'
   <draft-ietf-appsawg-file-scheme-13.txt> as Proposed Standard

The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks, and solicits
final comments on this action. Please send substantive comments to the mailing lists by 2016-12-06. Exceptionally, comments may be
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    This document specifies the "file" Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)
    scheme, replacing the definition in RFC 1738.

    It defines a common syntax which is intended to interoperate across
    the broad spectrum of existing usages. At the same time it notes
    some other current practices around the use of file URIs.

Note to Readers (To be removed by the RFC Editor)

    This draft should be discussed on the IETF Applications Area Working
    Group discussion list <>.

The file can be obtained via

IESG discussion can be tracked via

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