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Re: Some issues with the IRI document [nfcnfkc-04]

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 17:25:32 -0400
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To: Paul Hoffman / IMC <phoffman@imc.org>, public-iri@w3.org

Hello Paul,

I have tentatively thrown this text into the new section 5.2
(formerly 2.4). I'll have to work on it.

Regards,    Martin.

At 15:41 03/04/16 -0700, Paul Hoffman / IMC wrote:

>At 2:43 PM -0400 4/16/03, Martin Duerst wrote:
>>Because we do not know how a particular field is treated with
>>respect to text normalization, it would be inappropriate to
>>allow third parties to normalize an IRI arbitrarily. This does
>>not contradict the recommendation that if you create a resource,
>>and an IRI for that resource, you try to be as normalized as
>>possible (i.e. NFKC if possible).
>>This is similar to the upper-case/lower-case problems in URIs.
>>Some parts of an URI are case-insensitive (domain name).
>>For others, it is unclear whether they are case-sensitive or
>>case-insensitive, or something in between (e.g. case-sensitive,
>>but if you use the wrong case, you get a result such as a
>>'Multiple choices' or so). The best recipe we have there is
>>that the generator uses a reasonable capitalization, and
>>when transfering the URI, you don't change capitalization.
>OK, this makes sense. Adding the above text to the document (possibly with 
>a descriptive heading) would be valuable.
>--Paul Hoffman, Director
>--Internet Mail Consortium
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