[quote]Hm, I’m pretty sure that RFC has been superseded as you
suspect, or that the whole domain name system has resolved
into one big mess.
Well, I think the latter is pretty much true, whether or not that RFC has been superseded. :>
[quote]There are millions of domains out there that being with a
number and not a letter, and they all seem to work fine. I
couldn’t find any other RFC or anything on W3, but I found
Interesting. I’m not sure where they’re getting their information, though. Don’t know.
In any case, ‘pure’ standards and ‘de facto’ standards are funny things, and often don’t agree. For instance, I seem to recall that technically according to standard you can have spaces in email addresses, but I can’t guess at how many email clients would choke on such an address.
Double-L Will is sort of a resident expert on all things DNS related… Maybe he’ll drop by with something to add? :>
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