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Re: For review: An Introduction to Multilingual Web Addresses

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 21:43:14 +0100
To: www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <45EC80E2.47B8@xyzzy.claranet.de>

Richard Ishida wrote:

> http://www.w3.org/International/articles/idn-and-iri/#work

> Comments are being sought on the revised section of this
> article entitled "Does it work?" prior to final completion.


- Note that, as a temporary fallback solution until IDN is widely
- supported, content authors who want to point to a resource
- using an IDN could write the link text in native characters, but
- put a punycode representation in the href attribute. This is
- not an ideal solution, but it would guarantee that the user would
- be able to link to the resource, whatever platform they used.

+ Note that, as a simple fallback solution until IDN is revised and
+ widely supported, content authors who want to point to a resource
+ using an IDN should write the link text in native characters, and
+ put a punycode representation in the href attribute. This is an
+ ideal solution because it guarantees that the user would be able
+ to link to the resource, whatever platform they used.

Nothing's wrong with the URI form of an IRI when used in a href or
similar contexts.

Frank
Received on Monday, 5 March 2007 20:57:48 GMT

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