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Converting to RFC-2396-style URIs

From: C. M. Sperberg-McQueen <cmsmcq@acm.org>
Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2002 08:01 +0900
To: www-i18n-comments@w3.org
Cc: cmsmcq@acm.org (C. M. Sperberg-McQueen)
Message-Id: <20020712230152.DB708A2E@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>

This is a last call comment from C. M. Sperberg-McQueen (cmsmcq@acm.org) on
the Character Model for the World Wide Web 1.0
(http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-charmod-20020430/).

Semi-structured version of the comment:

Submitted by: C. M. Sperberg-McQueen (cmsmcq@acm.org)
Submitted on behalf of (maybe empty): XML Schema WG
Comment type: substantive
Chapter/section the comment applies to: 8 Character Encoding in URI References
The comment will be visible to: public
Comment title: Converting to RFC-2396-style URIs
Comment:
We note with some alarm that section 8 of the specification no longer
contains an account of any algorithm for converting internationalized
resource identifiers into uniform resource identifiers as defined
by RFC 2396 and widely implemented.  We believe that the algorithm which
was presented in the first last-call draft should be restored, in order
to allow other W3C specifications to refer to it as needed.  (Note that
the XML Schema 1.0 Recommendation does refer readers to section 8 of this
document for information about conversion problems -- information which
this version of the document no longer provides.)  We do not believe the
reference to section 2.2.5 of RFC 2718 serves as an adequate substitute:
RFC 2718 is informational, not normative, and its account of the
algorithm presupposes more familiarity with the family of URI 
specifications than it is reasonable to assume, even of writers of W3C
specifications.



Structured version of  the comment:

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  visibility="public" status="pending"
  decision="pending" impact="substantive">
  <originator email="cmsmcq@acm.org" represents="XML Schema WG"
      >C. M. Sperberg-McQueen</originator>
  <charmod-section href='http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-charmod-20020430/#sec-URIs'
    >8</charmod-section>
  <title>Converting to RFC-2396-style URIs</title>
  <description>
    <comment>
      <dated-link date="2002-07-12"
        >Converting to RFC-2396-style URIs</dated-link>
      <para>We note with some alarm that section 8 of the specification no longer
contains an account of any algorithm for converting internationalized
resource identifiers into uniform resource identifiers as defined
by RFC 2396 and widely implemented.  We believe that the algorithm which
was presented in the first last-call draft should be restored, in order
to allow other W3C specifications to refer to it as needed.  (Note that
the XML Schema 1.0 Recommendation does refer readers to section 8 of this
document for information about conversion problems -- information which
this version of the document no longer provides.)  We do not believe the
reference to section 2.2.5 of RFC 2718 serves as an adequate substitute:
RFC 2718 is informational, not normative, and its account of the
algorithm presupposes more familiarity with the family of URI 
specifications than it is reasonable to assume, even of writers of W3C
specifications.
</para>
    </comment>
  </description>
</lc-comment>
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