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URL question

On Fri, 2004-07-02 at 18:09, Eric wrote:

> Hi.  What are the guidelines for writing a URL?  I looked around but
> pages like this,
> tell me little.
> Like, say I want to access a repository from the net, where do I put the
> port, or where do I put the path, etc.
> svn://

I believe the generic format is 

    service://user:password at hostname:port/path/to/resource?options

where for http, the "options" are of the form 


I dug around on google, and found that rfc1738 defines the syntax of 
URLs. You can find this rfc at

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