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Re: html, http, urls and internationalisation

From: Keld J|rn Simonsen <keld@dkuug.dk>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 1996 20:07:11 +0100
Message-Id: <199601281907.UAA04427@dkuug.dk>
To: Dan.Oscarsson@malmo.trab.se, html-wg@oclc.org, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Cc: maits@dkuug.dk
Dan.Oscarsson@malmo.trab.se writes about URLs in more than ASCII.

I would propose that URLs be written in the charset of the 
document that references the url, possibly enhanced with
the extensions that we make to get further characters, 
for example &a-ring; or &#xxxx; 

This is the most natural way - users are then only restricted to
the charset that they use anyway, and normal HTML rules can
just prevail. If a server will understand this code it has to
have the capabilities to understand the extended URL notation anyway,
eg. by adequate charset conversion software.

I think that just using some kind of UCS would make it hard
when we have an environment where the html is in 8859-1 - that
would be mixing apples and oranges and thus very hard to maintain.

Keld
Received on Sunday, 28 January 1996 11:11:23 EST

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