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   Re: [xml-dev] What does the "authority" in <scheme>://<authority>mean?

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>>Can we say that the "authority" used in [RFC 2396] denotes an host name
 >> or its IPv4 Address?


Sort of.  RFC 2396 is a generic syntax.  For the http and https schemes, 
then the authority is DNS.  For an ldap scheme, the authority would be 
the RFC that defines LDAP->URI syntax.  For the rsalz scheme, the 
authority would be my wife. :)

Rich Salz, Chief Security Architect
DataPower Technology                           http://www.datapower.com
XS40 XML Security Gateway   http://www.datapower.com/products/xs40.html
XML Security Overview  http://www.datapower.com/xmldev/xmlsecurity.html


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