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Re: Proposed resolution of HRRI/IRI discussion

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 10:45:08 +0000
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Cc: public-i18n-core@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org, public-iri@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b8x4usedn.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Martin Duerst writes:

> At 06:12 07/11/06, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
>
>>I have one small request for a reduction of ambiguity in section 7.2
>>of your draft (for which many thanks).  Since section 7.3 actually in
>>one way or another lists _all_ characters not allowed in IRIs,
>>including those not allowed in LEIRIs either, we would suggest
>>
>> "each character not allowed in an IRI"
>>
>>  =---->
>>
>> "each character allowed in a LEIRI but not allowed in an IRI"
>
> I have applied this edit to my local editing copy, but because
> the original phrase is actually
>    "each character not allowed in an IRI reference"
> the new wording is
>    "each character allowed in a Legacy Extended IRI reference but
>     not allowed in an IRI reference"

Right, thanks.

> Maybe something more explicit about the fact that Legacy extended IRIs
> and Legacy Extended IRI references work in parallel is necessary?

Yes, that would probably be a good idea.

One further issue has arisen in discussion within the XML Core WG:  

In section 6.2 of your draft, we find
 
    Intermediate software interfaces between IRI-capable components
    and URI-only components MUST map the IRIs per Section 3.1, when
    transferring from IRI-capable to URI-only components.  This
    mapping SHOULD be applied as late as possible.  It SHOULD NOT be
    applied between components that are known to be able to handle
    IRIs.

The Core WG likes that, and we wonder if there could be something 
like that for LEIRIs as well.  Would you consider adding an analogy of
that prose to section 7?

ht
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