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Prediction for non-ASCII URLs

From: Suzanne Topping <stopping@rochester.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 12:44:21 -0500
Message-ID: <004001bf5b92$5453e3c0$40c25f18@rochester.rr.com>
To: "www" <www-international@w3.org>
Hello,

I've been doing some reading about handling of non-ASCII characters in URLs
as presented by Martin J. Dürst and others, and am wondering what might be a
reasonable predicted timeline for when non-ASCII URLs will become
ubiquitous? (By which I mean that that standards, technologies, etc. will
support them and handle them gracefully.)

Any thoughts on this?

Also, can you tell me what the key barriers are to handling non-ASCII
characters? Is it that existing server/router/etc. technology doesn't
provide support?

Thanks in advance for your comments.

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