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Re: Clarification of charmod-uri

From: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 11:49:27 +0100
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To: Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com>
Cc: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>, Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
At 12:08 PM 4/28/02 -0500, Aaron Swartz wrote:
>1) Is there some reason why these Unicode characters cannot be %encoded? I
>thought someone said something to this effect on the telecon, but I didn't
>catch it. If not, what's the rationale for insisting on a
>backwards-incompatible change, when the (comparatively) backwards-compatible
>%encoding works just as well?

The reason I heard was that the I18N group would like the user's original 
character input to be preserved as much as possible.  If %-encoding is 
applied, it's not possible to tell if the user supplied it of the application.


Graham Klyne
Received on Monday, 29 April 2002 07:00:44 UTC

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