Re: I-D Action: draft-carpenter-6man-rfc6874bis-00.txt

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Tue, 06 July 2021 13:33 UTC

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To: Nico Schottelius <nico.schottelius@ungleich.ch>, Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>, 6MAN WG <ipv6@ietf.org>, Bob Hinden <bob.hinden@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: I-D Action: draft-carpenter-6man-rfc6874bis-00.txt
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Nico Schottelius <nico.schottelius@ungleich.ch> wrote:
    > While copy & paste won't work with this proposal, I believe the %25
    > escape should be "good enough" for most daily usage.

Also, ping and/or getaddrinfo() could become tolerant of %25 as a special
case (and given that few Windows machines have 25 interfaces), which would
let the copy&paste work the other way.

    > In this regard, as a network operator, I can support this direction to
    > better have a, rather than no solution.

    > In a perfect world, the [...%] syntax would have been introduced (and
    > accepted) prior to % escape in URLs.

Agreed.

    > Another direction, which is probably also very unlikely to achieve,
    > would be to change the delimiter on OS basis and harmonise it with the
    > browser.

We could document another deliminter as a recommendation transition.
Looking at my keyboard, it's hard to pick one.   Only $ comes to mind.

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