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Re: BiDi IRI deployment?

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 20:54:34 +0200
To: www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <fut983$n8m$1@ger.gmane.org>

Erik van der Poel wrote:
 
> Here are some URIs with Arabic and Hebrew in the host, path
> and query parts of the URI.
[...]
> Arabic host: http://xn--wgbe9chb01aytce.com/

Apparently valid URIs in all href attributes, no "raw" IRI.

> Hebrew host: http://www.xn--4dbbmod3aio.net/

That has a "raw" IRI in a href-link, but the page claims to
be XHTML 1 permitting only URIs, therefore it is invalid.

> Arabic path: http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%A3%D9%88%D8%AF%D9%85%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%AA%D9%8A%D8%A7

Apparently valid URIs, no "raw" IRI.  Ditto he.wikipedia.

Maybe I misunderstood the question.  I was about to post a
link to <http://idn.icann.org>, but that Wiki now also uses
"URI-fied" IRIs, not "raw" IRIs.  It is tricky to find any
document format permitting "raw" IRIs in links.

And "raw" UTF-8 IRIs are boring, popular browsers get this
right - "raw" IRIs in legacy charsets are more interesting.

 Frank
Received on Friday, 25 April 2008 18:52:33 GMT

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