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Re: HTML5 URL vs. IRI vs. URI...

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 10:51:55 -0500
To: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
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http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/56

On Fri, 2008-08-22 at 09:18 +0200, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Phillips, Addison wrote:
> > (on behalf of the I18N Core WG)
> > 
> > During a recent discussion of this thread, our working group noted that Section 2.5.1 defines the term "valid URL" using four bullet points. The third bullet point says:
> > 
> > --
> > The URL is a valid IRI reference and its query component contains no unescaped non-ASCII characters.
> > --
> > 
> > This definition isn't quite complete. "Non-ASCII characters" can be escaped in lots of ways using a wide variety of character encodings. You should mention the use of UTF-8 to escape non-ASCII characters or (better?) reference section 3.1 of IRI (3987).
> > ...
> 
> Although I still disagree with how HTML5 introduces this, I think *this* 
> part is incorrect. It *does* allow query parameters to be encoded using, 
> for instance, ISO-8859-1, and it needs to do this for compatibility with 
> existing content.
> 
> BR, Julian
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