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Re: reviving the file URI scheme

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:04:29 +0900
Message-ID: <52AEDE3D.70806@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
CC: Matthew Kerwin <matthew@kerwin.net.au>, uri@w3.org
On 2013/12/16 16:11, John Cowan wrote:
> Matthew Kerwin scripsit:

> You should point out that modern MacOS file names are in Normalization
> Form D, and consequently, conversion between Normalization Forms C and
> D is appropriate when translating from file: URIs to MacOS paths or
> vice versa.

What does "modern" in "modern MacOS" mean? Of course a 1984 or so Mac 
wouldn't be able to use Unicode, but this practice goes way, way back.

Also, it's not exactly Normalization Form D (NFD). It's definitely NFD 
for many if not most parts of Unicode, but not everywhere. Please see 
e.g. https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/qa/qa1173/_index.html for 
more details.

Regards,   Martin.
Received on Monday, 16 December 2013 11:05:42 UTC

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