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	Title		: Typo Wildcard Considered Harmful
	Author(s)	: A. Main
	Filename	: draft-main-typo-wcard-01.txt
	Pages		: 7
	Date		: 2003-9-22
	
Many Internet protocols have as an essential element a mapping from a
textual name to some resource.  There is a technique, popular in some
circles, of providing a default resource, which is returned in
response to a lookup that does not match any known name, rather than
returning an indication that there is no resource of that name.  This
technique is dangerous and is to be discouraged in all contexts.
This memo discusses the issues.

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