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RE: [Widget URI] Internationalization, widget IRI?

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 13:01:37 -0700
To: Marcin Hanclik <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com>
Message-ID: <8B62A039C620904E92F1233570534C9B0118D817FE77@nambx04.corp.adobe.com>
I'm sorry for the confusion, my email was sent by mistake. I
have not re-reviewed the "widget" URI scheme since a previous
review several months ago. I was only reacting to something
in your email. I suppose I should re-review the "widget" URI
scheme document itself, but I haven't. My goal at the moment
is to update the IRI document.

> Why is the Widgets 1.0: URI Scheme about URI and not IRI?

The short answer is that, in general,  one defines URI schemes
and automatically gets something that describes IRIs as well.

> widget-URI  = "widget:" "//" [ authority ] "/" zip-rel-path [ "?" query ] [ "#" fragment ]

> is incorrect (depending on whether you are on byte or character level),
>  because zip-rel-path includes non-percent-encoded characters, thus 
> widget-URI is actually an IRI.

I wonder if the URI registration process document should specifically
allow registration forms to describe the URI scheme syntax in terms of
IRI characters.

> What then about naming the specification as "Widgets 1.0: IRI Scheme"
> and referring to IRIs?

Again, because formally there are no "IRI schemes", there are only
URI schemes, even though there are IRIs which can be mapped into
URIs of that scheme.

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