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[Widget URI] Internationalization, widget IRI?

From: Marcin Hanclik <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 18:36:57 +0200
To: "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
CC: "public-pkg-uri-scheme@w3.org" <public-pkg-uri-scheme@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FAA1D89C5BAF1142A74AF116630A9F2C2890AF84E3@OBEEX01.obe.access-company.com>
Hi Robin, All,

Why is the Widgets 1.0: URI Scheme about URI and not IRI?

Widgets 1.0 P&C is using only the term/type IRI (URI cannot be found there), e.g. for id, href and name attributes.
In Widgets 1.0: URI Scheme (WUS?) document you refer in [1] to zip-rel-path.
It resembles IRI per design, since conversion of the file name field [2], that may be specified in UTF-8, to URI would entail "percent-encoding" [3].
Thus having IRI instead of URI could save processing time/power.
It seems [4] already touches upon the internationalization.

Specifically the ABNF:

widget-URI  = "widget:" "//" [ authority ] "/" zip-rel-path [ "?" query ] [ "#" fragment ]

is incorrect (depending on whether you are on byte or character level), because zip-rel-path includes non-percent-encoded characters, thus widget-URI is actually an IRI.

What then about naming the specification as "Widgets 1.0: IRI Scheme" and referring to IRIs?


Kind regards,

[1] http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-uri/#syntax
[2] http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets/#file-name-field0
[3] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986#section-2.1
[4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-pkg-uri-scheme/2009Jan/0000.html
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