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(unknown charset) Re: Prediction for non-ASCII URLs

From: (unknown charset) Roozbeh Pournader <roozbeh@sina.sharif.ac.ir>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 23:34:11 +0330 (IRT)
To: (unknown charset) Suzanne Topping <stopping@rochester.rr.com>
cc: (unknown charset) www <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10001102332310.31529-100000@Sina.sharif.ac.ir>


On Mon, 10 Jan 2000, Suzanne Topping wrote:

> 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.)

Internet Explorer 5 already uses that for default. If you use any
non-ASCII characters in the URL, it will convert it to UTF-8 and %-encode
it. Perhaps Microsoft Internet Information Server also does that.

--Roozbeh
Received on Monday, 10 January 2000 15:05:23 GMT

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