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ASCII Encoding for Domain Names

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Mark P. Andrews
Last updated 1996-05-23 (Latest revision 1996-05-21)
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[RFC 1035 Section 5.1] describes how to encode domain names as character strings. It however allows non printable characters to be used. It also allows for encodings of text files which would not survive intact ftp ASCII mode transfers, different end of line conventions. This document addresses these problems by stating where decimal escapes SHOULD be used. While a applications MUST continue to read the full range as expressed by [RFC 1035 5.1]. They SHOULD emit only this selected subset.


Mark P. Andrews

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