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Re: IDN - RTL

From: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 18:14:09 +0000
Message-ID: <421CC7F1.8090107@emi.ac.ma>
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
CC: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, Matitiahu Allouche <matial@il.ibm.com>, Jony Rosenne <rosennej@qsm.co.il>, www-international@w3.org

Martin Duerst wrote:

>
> >Note that I am already forced to type "http://" (though it's not the 
> same problem).
>
> Yes. It's not yet clear how that problem will get solved.

In fact, I  am not an enthusiastic defender of I18N with excess.
But, as Jony said, let's hope more I18N for "younger generation" ;-)

Najib

> Maybe browsers will offer a little drop-down menu in the
> language of the user interface, maybe things will work
> out more or less because everything is mostly HTTP anyway
> (on billboards,... one rarely if ever sees ftp://, and
> usually also http:// is just left off), or maybe there
> will be a new standards effort.
>
> However, the issue at hand in this case is quite different
> in various ways. Different domain names in different scripts
> are just different domains. Different URI schemes in different
> scripts would identify the same URI scheme. This creates
> quite different issues for interoperability.
>
> Regards,    Martin.
>
>

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