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From: Cliff Schmidt <cschmidt@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 01:34 +0900
To: www-i18n-comments@w3.org
Cc: cschmidt@microsoft.com (Cliff Schmidt)
Message-Id: <20020606163416.67BB41403@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>

This is a last call comment from Cliff Schmidt (cschmidt@microsoft.com) 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: Cliff Schmidt (cschmidt@microsoft.com)
Submitted on behalf of (maybe empty): Microsoft
Comment type: substantive
Chapter/section the comment applies to: 8 Character Encoding in URI References
The comment will be visible to: public
Comment title: IRIs
Comment:
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"[S] W3C specifications that define protocol or format elements (e.g. HTTP headers, XML attributes, etc.) which are to be interpreted as URI references (or specific subsets of URI references, such as absolute URI references, URIs, etc.) SHOULD use Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRI) [I-D IRI] (or an appropriate subset thereof)."
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CONCERN:
Although other W3C specifications support goals similar to those of the IRI proposal, we hesitate to endorse this section of the CharMod spec until the IRI draft has undergone further review.  

RECOMMENDATION:
Considering the W3C practice to keep the maturity level of a technical report within one level of any technical report on which it depends, the Character Model should not be considered for Recommendation until the IRI proposal has reached RFC status.  Although the precedent has typically referred to W3C dependencies, it seems reasonable that any dependency on a spec outside the W3C should be judged by criteria at least as strong as those imposed on the W3C.



Structured version of  the comment:

<lc-comment
  visibility="public" status="pending"
  decision="pending" impact="substantive">
  <originator email="cschmidt@microsoft.com" represents="Microsoft"
      >Cliff Schmidt</originator>
  <charmod-section href='http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-charmod-20020430/#sec-URIs'
    >8</charmod-section>
  <title>IRIs</title>
  <description>
    <comment>
      <dated-link date="2002-06-06"
        >IRIs</dated-link>
      <para>--------------------------------------------------------------------------
"[S] W3C specifications that define protocol or format elements (e.g. HTTP headers, XML attributes, etc.) which are to be interpreted as URI references (or specific subsets of URI references, such as absolute URI references, URIs, etc.) SHOULD use Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRI) [I-D IRI] (or an appropriate subset thereof)."
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CONCERN:
Although other W3C specifications support goals similar to those of the IRI proposal, we hesitate to endorse this section of the CharMod spec until the IRI draft has undergone further review.  

RECOMMENDATION:
Considering the W3C practice to keep the maturity level of a technical report within one level of any technical report on which it depends, the Character Model should not be considered for Recommendation until the IRI proposal has reached RFC status.  Although the precedent has typically referred to W3C dependencies, it seems reasonable that any dependency on a spec outside the W3C should be judged by criteria at least as strong as those imposed on the W3C.
</para>
    </comment>
  </description>
</lc-comment>
Received on Thursday, 6 June 2002 12:34:18 GMT

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