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Re: [Moderator Action] Re: Standard web procedure

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 16:07:52 -0500
To: "Mauffette,Guillaume" <guillaume.mauffette@surete.qc.ca>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <1114549672.14149.172.camel@seabright>
On Tue, 2005-04-26 at 20:52 +0000, Mauffette,Guillaume wrote:
> Hi!
>  
> First thank you for taking the time to answer my question. 
> My question was regarding the character that are allowed in the name
> of file to be use or access thru HTTP.
> Like for example i know that if i'm using blank space in the name of
> my file i will get those "%20" in the URL and i heard that it could
> also create major problems with old browser version.

Hello,

For the definitive word on characters in a URI (and how
to escape characters) see section 2 of:
  http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3986.txt

You may also want to read a bit about the future of internationalized
URIs (IRIs):
  http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3987.txt

When including a URI in HTML, there are additional considerations
because some characters have a special meaning in HTML. See:
http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/appendix/notes.html#non-ascii-chars
and
http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/appendix/notes.html#h-B.2.2

I hope that helps,

 - Ian


>  So here where i work i have made my house rule wich is to never use
> anything else then :
> -letters with no accents (i'm french-canadian so we like those accent
> like é, è, ù, ê, à, etc.)
> -numbers
> -the character "-" 
> -and the character "_"
> -file name should be short (below 20 character).
>  
> Here we take you guys as reference for our web practice. So i was
> wondering if you had something on the subject cuz it's nice for
> someone who is just starting in a big place to say "look it,s not just
> me saying, that's the way it is supposed to be according to the W3C."
>  
> Thank you ;)
>  
>  
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> 
> Guillaume Mauffette
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> A quoi bon soulever des montagnes quand il est si simple de passer par
> dessus ?
> Boris Vian
> 
>  
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Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447

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