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Please split RFC 2396bis issue 020-utf8-default

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 16:04:12 -0500
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To: uri@w3.org, www-international@w3.org

Hello Roy,

Can you please split the following issues for RFC 2396bis into two issues:

One issue is the question of using utf-8 as the default. I'm sure we
can find a wording here that is better than the vague stuff we have
in RFC 2396 without being exclusive; I'm glad to help on details.
This should continue to be labeled as 020-utf8-default.

The second issue, which could be called "host-escape", is about
officially allowing %-escaping in the host name part, in order
to deal with Internationalized Domain Names.

These issues are related (we better fix %-escaping for host names
to be UTF-8-based, or we lose the genericity of that part of the
syntax), but they are separate in that they affect different
parts of the spec and can be dealt with independently.

Regards,    Martin.
Received on Thursday, 30 January 2003 16:04:54 UTC

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