Hmm.  That's a definition I came to as a result of discussion with Martin.  The definition in the IRI spec is " An IRI is a sequence of characters from the Universal Character Set (Unicode/ISO 10646)."


What did you have in mind (bearing in mind the audience of this document is " content authors, Web project managers, and general users who want to get a basic overview, without getting bogged down in gory technical details, of what happens behind the scenes when they use non-ASCII characters in web addresses ")?





Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)


From: [] On Behalf Of Mark Davis
Sent: 04 December 2008 06:28
To: Phillips, Addison
Cc:; Felix Sasaki;
Subject: Re: IRI


I think I put it a bit too forcefully, but I find that the definitional sentence:


We will refer to Web addresses that allow the use of characters from a wide range of scripts as Internationalized Resource Identifiers or IRIs


only gives a vague notion of what an IRI is. Then it plunges into what applications and protocols need to do to support it.



On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 21:37, Phillips, Addison <> wrote:

Do you mean in the intended audience section? The first occurrence of IRI in the article proper is just after the full spell-out. Still, the audience section does use some undefined TLAs.




Addison Phillips

Globalization Architect -- Lab126


Internationalization is not a feature.

It is an architecture.


From: [] On Behalf Of Mark Davis
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 3:31 PM
To:; Felix Sasaki
Subject: IRI


I noticed that IRI is used before it is defined.




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