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Re: Some issues with the IRI document [nfcnfkc-04]

From: Paul Hoffman / IMC <phoffman@imc.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 15:41:01 -0700
Message-Id: <p0521065ebac38c02505f@[142.131.246.132]>
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>, public-iri@w3.org

At 2:43 PM -0400 4/16/03, Martin Duerst wrote:
>Because we do not know how a particular field is treated with
>respect to text normalization, it would be inappropriate to
>allow third parties to normalize an IRI arbitrarily. This does
>not contradict the recommendation that if you create a resource,
>and an IRI for that resource, you try to be as normalized as
>possible (i.e. NFKC if possible).
>
>This is similar to the upper-case/lower-case problems in URIs.
>Some parts of an URI are case-insensitive (domain name).
>For others, it is unclear whether they are case-sensitive or
>case-insensitive, or something in between (e.g. case-sensitive,
>but if you use the wrong case, you get a result such as a
>'Multiple choices' or so). The best recipe we have there is
>that the generator uses a reasonable capitalization, and
>when transfering the URI, you don't change capitalization.

OK, this makes sense. Adding the above text to the document (possibly 
with a descriptive heading) would be valuable.

--Paul Hoffman, Director
--Internet Mail Consortium
Received on Wednesday, 16 April 2003 18:43:01 GMT

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