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Re: proposed charter items for possible URI working group

From: Chris Haynes <chris@harvington.org.uk>
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2002 20:13:46 +0100
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 "Larry Masinter" wrote:
> I propose to NOT fold in the IRI definition, but to allow
> it to proceed along standards track at its own pace. The
> revised URI standard can note the IRI work as a separate
> effort.


I don't want to pre-empt the IRI experts, but I have a hunch that
giving the URI %HH escapes a formal definition of representing UTF-8
(rather than the present undefined encoding) would help the IRI
activity enormously. My guess is it would leave them free to define a
canonic mapping of IRIs into URIs without requiring any further URI
spec. changes.

If I'm right, would this simple change be out of scope?

Chris Haynes
Received on Saturday, 20 July 2002 15:18:40 UTC

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