Eamon O'Tuathail eamon.otuathail@clipcode.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2001 21:22:24 +0100


RFC 2396 - section 3, first paragraph - The scheme name is up to the first
':'. Most pieces of deployed software only look at that and then branch off
to a handler - and these handlers are usually configurable based on the
scheme name. They will give you the <scheme specific part> (from just past
to the first ':' to the end).  If you plan to use a ':' separated scheme
name, then you will need some sort of super-handler that is smart enough to
work out the second part of the scheme name. If you use the '.' notation
(e.g. "soap.beep"), then you can directly activate a suitable soap handler.

>> does this indicate that the algorithms
>> currently in use do not conform to the RFC per se?

Which algorithms are you talking about?
To which specs / drafts do they belong?