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Re: For review: An Introduction to Multilingual Web Addresses

From: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 10:42:22 +0000
Message-ID: <45EFE88E.6080402@emi.ac.ma>
To: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
CC: www-international@w3.org

Frank Ellermann wrote:
> Richard Ishida wrote:
>
>   
>> http://www.w3.org/International/articles/idn-and-iri/#work
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>
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>> 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, 
I would add  "when the link text is itself (or contains) an IDN", since 
a link text is a always in some native language.
> 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
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>
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Received on Thursday, 8 March 2007 10:40:11 GMT

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