[thelist] Cold Fusion: cfhttp

Hassan Schroeder hassan at webtuitive.com
Fri Apr 30 09:58:42 CDT 2004

> That URL construct is, IIRC, a proprietary extension added by IE.  Behind
> the scenes, IE uses that information to negotiate security with the server.


RFC 1738 -- Uniform Resource Locators (URL) -- December 1994

3.1. Common Internet Scheme Syntax

    While the syntax for the rest of the URL may vary depending on the
    particular scheme selected, URL schemes that involve the direct use
    of an IP-based protocol to a specified host on the Internet use a
    common syntax for the scheme-specific data:


    Some or all of the parts "<user>:<password>@", ":<password>",
    ":<port>", and "/<url-path>" may be excluded.  The scheme specific
    data start with a double slash "//" to indicate that it complies with
    the common Internet scheme syntax. The different components obey the
    following rules:

         An optional user name. Some schemes (e.g., ftp) allow the
         specification of a user name.

         An optional password. If present, it follows the user
         name separated from it by a colon.

    The user name (and password), if present, are followed by a
    commercial at-sign "@". Within the user and password field, any ":",
    "@", or "/" must be encoded.

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