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Representing IPv6 Zone Identifiers in Address Literals and Uniform Resource Identifiers

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (6man WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Brian E. Carpenter , Stuart Cheshire , Bob Hinden
Last updated 2022-03-16 (Latest revision 2022-02-08)
Replaced by draft-ietf-6man-rfc6874bis
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
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Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-6man-rfc6874bis
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This document describes how the zone identifier of an IPv6 scoped address, defined as <zone_id> in the IPv6 Scoped Address Architecture (RFC 4007), can be represented in a literal IPv6 address and in a Uniform Resource Identifier that includes such a literal address. It updates the URI Generic Syntax and Internationalized Resource Identifier specifications (RFC 3986, RFC 3987) accordingly, and obsoletes RFC 6874.


Brian E. Carpenter
Stuart Cheshire
Bob Hinden

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