Message-ID: <83C932393B88D111AED30000F84104A70A1F5C@indyexch_fddi.indy.tce.com> From: Fisher Mark <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Larry Masinter <email@example.com>, Cc: "uri@Bunyip.Com" <uri@Bunyip.Com> Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 09:58:11 -0500 Subject: RE: URL character set >Again, I'm confused of what URI syntax is for. Is it for what specified in >the HTML document, or it is for the URI that get transferred over the wire? >Could we make it more clear in the draft? But even it is the syntax for what >get transferred over the wire, I think it's still up to the scheme specific >service to decide what the syntax is, not the URI itself. Maybe this is belaboring the obvious, but when it comes to the character encoding, it seems to me that this is just exactly when the character set issue is important. You will want a U.S.-English-ASCII server to be able to handle a URI sent by a JIS-browser, so the choice of translating JIS to UTF-8, then hex-encoding the UTF-8 into ASCII, is a Good Thing. Unicode offers all browsers and servers the chance to have at least one character set in common. ========================================================== Mark Leighton Fisher Thomson Consumer Electronics firstname.lastname@example.org Indianapolis, IN "Browser Torture Specialist, First Class"