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Re: unicode or multibyte characters in URLs in HTML

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 11:28:01 -0600
Message-ID: <38889721.8A2C2735@w3.org>
To: "Pillai, Girish" <Girish_Pillai@bmc.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org
"Pillai, Girish" wrote:
> 
> Folks,
> 
> Are Unicode or Multibyte characters allowed in URLs? Specifically can I use
> something like:-
> 
> htp://<Japanese-kanji>.<Japanese-kanji>.com/<japanese-kanji>.html
> 

Sort of. For details, see:

B.2.1 Non-ASCII characters in URI attribute values
http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/appendix/notes.html#non-ascii-chars

linked from:

6.4 URIs
http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/types.html#type-uri

linked from:

2.1.1 Introduction to URIs
http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/intro/intro.html#h-2.1.1

linked from the HTML spec
http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/

linked from the W3C tech reports index
http://www.w3.org/TR/

and from the HTML home page:
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/#html4

> Thanks in advance,
> Girish.

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