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IRIs are forbidden in HTML

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 05:23:47 +0200
To: public-iri@w3.org
Message-ID: <3ec9eef7.395802794@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>


Section 6.3:

  "Note: Some formats already accommodate IRIs, although they use
  different terminology. HTML 4.0 [HTML4] defines the conversion from
  IRIs to URIs as error-avoiding behavior."

HTML 4.0 does not accomodate IRIs, HTML 4.0 defines the value of the
href, src, etc. attributes as URI References as per RFC 2396, a document
using IRIs that are not legal URI References is thus invalid. HTML does
indeed recommend an error recovery behaivour, but nothing beyond that.

Received on Monday, 28 April 2003 23:24:07 UTC

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