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From: John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2012 04:42:49 -0400
To: public-iri@w3.org
Message-ID: <CF42543284DCFF4F59CAF46A@JcK-HP8200.jck.com>
Hi.

As many of you know or have deduced from earlier notes, I've
wondered what we could do to make a localization-friendly i18n
structure for a URI overlap if we dropped the strict
compatibility requirement (e.g., that every valid URI must also
be a valid IRI).  If IRIs are protocol elements, that strict
compatibility should no longer be a obvious requirement.

SM and I have hacked together a draft in the hope of starting an
exploration of that question.   It is not complete, probably
contains errors, and we made some design decisions fairly
arbitrarily.  The intent should, however, be relatively clear
and sufficient to start a discussion about tradeoffs and
alternatives.

best,
    john


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Date: Monday, July 09, 2012 01:27 -0700
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Subject: I-D Action: draft-klensin-iri-sri-00.txt


A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line
Internet-Drafts directories.


	Title           : An XML-based Simple Resource Identifier
	Author(s)       : John C Klensin
                          Subramanian Moonesamy
	Filename        : draft-klensin-iri-sri-00.txt
	Pages           : 10
	Date            : 2012-07-09

Abstract:
   While the URI specification has been widely deployed, it has
long    been recognized that many valid URIs, especially those
that contain    extensive information in the "tail" are
unsuitable for user    presentation, especially for
internationalized environments.  IRIs    have been proposed as a
solution for that problem but inherit (and    are constrained
by) the complex and sometimes method-dependent syntax    model
of URIs as well as positional and ordering assumptions that
make them more difficult to localize than is desirable.

   This specification illustrates a way to define an "above URI"
model    for a localization-friendly simple reference identifier
(SRI) that    explicitly identifies fields and is more
appropriate than IRIs to    support localization.  The current
version is intended simply to    initiate a discussion.  In
particular, while it is written to use an    XML element syntax
model, variations using JSON or some other system    with
explicitly-labeled data fields might be as, or more,
appropriate.


The IETF datatracker status page for this draft is:
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-klensin-iri-sri

There's also a htmlized version available at:
http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-klensin-iri-sri-00


Internet-Drafts are also available by anonymous FTP at:
ftp://ftp.ietf.org/internet-drafts/

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