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Re: IDNA and IRI document way forward

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 16:10:44 -0400
To: Erik van der Poel <erikv@google.com>
Cc: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "PUBLIC-IRI@W3.ORG" <PUBLIC-IRI@w3.org>, URI <uri@w3.org>, "John Klensin (klensin@jck.com)" <klensin@jck.com>, Vint Cerf <vint@google.com>
Message-ID: <20090729201044.GD16218@mercury.ccil.org>
Erik van der Poel scripsit:

> There are a couple of new terms in this document: Legacy Extended IRIs
> (LEIRIs) and Hypertext References. The difference between LEIRIs and
> IRIs appears to be whether or not you %-escape certain characters,
> such as Space and Unicode Private Use characters. However, Space is an
> ASCII character, so one would expect this to be more related to URIs,
> which begs the question of why we don't have the term LEURI as well.

No need for it.  "LEIRI" is a new name for something that's been around
since the First Edition of XML 1.0.  Until now, the numerous W3C and
non-W3C specs have referred to one another to define it, and it's never
had a name of its own.  This has caused uncertainty in definition and
pointless dependencies.  In any case, nobody proposes using non-IRI
LEIRIs for anything; it's just that they are a physical possibility
in various places within XML, and getting the definition standardized
and in one place will enable a lot of standards rectification.

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