Re: Various points re. URL syntax draft

Larry Masinter (
Thu, 19 Dec 1996 10:56:23 PST

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Subject: Re: Various points re. URL syntax draft
From: Larry Masinter <>
Message-Id: <96Dec19.105623pst."2694">
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 1996 10:56:23 PST


Your suggestions are appreciated. However, it would be useful for you
to supply more details.

# Would really be nice to have examples of URLs pointing outside
# the US to show that the WWW is really worldwide now.
# I guess there should be plenty of them around :-).

Please suggest what you'd like to see in the examples section
instead. Since they were just examples meant to be evocative rather
than proscriptive, I wouldn't want to go on at length.

# Many people immediately associate this with MIME "charset", and I guess
# they will be right. But others will be lost. Please add a reference.

What is the right reference? There are many documents that define
'charset'. Again, the list of things that URLs don't depend on was not
meant to be complete.

# Please change "hialpha" to "upalpha".

Thanks. Will do.

# I will discuss other aspects of this paragraph in another mail.
# The reference to "nationalities" should be dropped altogether,
# unless somebody can show that there is a serious relation
# between URLs and nationalities (would highly surprise me).

Again, please suggest alternatives.