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Re: RFC 2732 and Zone IDs

On Fri, 29 Oct 2004, Margaret Wasserman wrote:
We're having a discussion on URIs and IRIs in the IESG that has led me to realize that the URL literal IPv6 address format described in RFC 2732 does not contain any provision for including a zone ID. I don't think that we could simply add a "%zone-id" to the end of the IP address, because % is a special character in URLs.

Thoughts? Is this something we should update?

Yes, I believe this is a problem.

Possibly the best solution is specifying a BCP that limited scope addresses should not be used in URLs or in applications like that.

People trying to use link-local addresses for "normal" applications is just causing grief. Perhaps that needs to be stopped.

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