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RE: What software breaks because of this DNS feature?
From: Rob Mayoff (mayoffdqd.com)
Date: Tue Oct 14 2003 - 13:17:37 CDT
+---------- On Oct 14, Michael Wojcik said:
| As I read the grammar given by RFC 1034 (Domain Names) in 3.5,
The grammar specifies only the "preferred name syntax". Section 3.1
clearly allows dot-terminated names:
When a user needs to type a domain name, the length of each label is
omitted and the labels are separated by dots ("."). Since a complete
domain name ends with the root label, this leads to a printed form which
ends in a dot. We use this property to distinguish between:
- a character string which represents a complete domain name
(often called "absolute"). For example, "poneria.ISI.EDU."