Message-ID: <email@example.com> From: "Larry Masinter" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Al Gilman" <email@example.com> Cc: <uri@Bunyip.Com> Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 12:44:02 PST Subject: URL character set Al Gilman # The restriction to the current RFC-822-header-safe subset of # ASCII is temporary under the plans as I hear them. But it does # not make sense to open this up to a schemewise free-for-all or the # clients will choke on the necessary library. Saying that some # clients will support some schemes defeats the purpose. The point # of URIs is so that more clients can support more schemes. # I think that # "Character Set" Considered Harmful # http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html-spec/charset-harmful.html # may be relevant here. Check out ftp://ds.internic.net/draft-masinter-url-i18n-00.txt I think we might want to remove the idea of a 'new kind of URL', though, and call it an EURI. If I get comments this week, I'll try to incorporate them in a revised version.