Re: UTF-8 URL for testing

Dan Connolly (
Fri, 11 Apr 1997 11:14:32 -0700

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Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 11:14:32 -0700
From: Dan Connolly <>
To: Francois Yergeau <>
Subject: Re: UTF-8 URL for testing

Francois Yergeau wrote:
>  What is needed is standardization, and I am *not* satisfied with
> the current syntax draft, which continues to ignore a very basic need.
> If *recommending* UTF-8 means that URL syntax cannot progress to Draft
> Standard, so be it: recycle to Proposed and come back in 6 months.

That makes sense to me. I don't consider this a minor cleanup of RFC1738
and RFC1808, but a fairly substantial re-write where we should take the
opportunity to make some cost-effective changes like this one.