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Re: Internationalized local names

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:11:27 +0500
To: public-bpmlod@w3.org, "Jose Emilio Labra Gayo" <jelabra@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <op.w3middhzy3oazb@chaals.local>
On Thu, 19 Sep 2013 00:28:03 +0500, Jose Emilio Labra Gayo  
<jelabra@gmail.com> wrote:

> During today's meeting, there was an issue raised with one of the
> patterns/best practices.
>
> The pattern was called "Internationalized local names" to refer to
> examples where the domain name is restricted to ASCII characters while
> local names allow Unicode characters like:
>
> >
> The question that was raised was about the definition of local names.

There are a couple of possible variations:

http://example.org/ascii-path#Հայաստա

would mean we are talking about a "Fragment".

Alternatively we might mean something like

http://example.org/Հայաստ#ա

In which case we have localised "Path" and "Fragment"

> I am not aware of a concise definition of local names in this context.

There are various URL specs. In this case I think RFC 3986 gives  
definitions that we can happily use.

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986#section-3

cheers

Chaals

> Does anyone have a suggestion on how we could rename this approach? Or
> how to define what a local name is in this context?
>
> Another possibility would be to remove this practice from the table.
> However, in my opinion, it is good to document this practice because
> it is employed, for example, by DBPedia International.
>
> The goal of this practice is to maintain the domain name in ASCII
> characters to avoid the visual spoofing attacks while being more
> liberal in the local names, allowing Unicode characters.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
>


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