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Re: UTF-8 in URIs

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:54:10 +0000
To: Zhong Yu <zhong.j.yu@gmail.com>
cc: Gabriel Montenegro <Gabriel.Montenegro@microsoft.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Osama Mazahir <OSAMAM@microsoft.com>, Dave Thaler <dthaler@microsoft.com>, Mike Bishop <Michael.Bishop@microsoft.com>, Matthew Cox <macox@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <27575.1389819250@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CACuKZqF0oxcpJWYnDzzVSwzeJgQ4K18gZCynyYh0uJwY=4xHtA@mail.gmail.com>
, Zhong Yu writes:

>Can you give an example where an intermediary benefits from decoding
>URI octets into unicodes?

Not necessarily from converting them into unicodes, but normalising
them using whatever rule we might prefer, so that cache-lookups
will always find the same object, no matter how the URI was mangled
with encodings.


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