Re: "Difficult Characters" draft

Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com> Wed, 07 May 1997 16:04 UTC

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> it is impossible for URLs to decree that
>         wWw.lAmUtUeLlE.CoM
> should not match with
>         www.lamutuelle.com.

A http/1.1 server could decide to distinguish
 http://wWw.lAmUtUeLlE.CoM 
from
 http://www.lamutuelle.com

although it would be an extremely bad idea.