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RE: [Widget URI] Internationalization, widget IRI?

From: Marcin Hanclik <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 22:45:42 +0200
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
CC: "PUBLIC-IRI@W3.ORG" <PUBLIC-IRI@w3.org>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FAA1D89C5BAF1142A74AF116630A9F2C2890BCA4F0@OBEEX01.obe.access-company.com>
>>I wonder if the URI registration process document should specifically
>>allow registration forms to describe the URI scheme syntax in terms of
>>IRI characters.
You mean URI scheme syntax or the whole URI syntax?

As for URI scheme syntax, it probably does not matter, since only ALPHA, DIGIT & Co are allowed there.
The problem could be, however, if those would be e.g. UTF-16 and not UTF-8 encoded.


Kind regards,

From: Larry Masinter [masinter@adobe.com]
Sent: Sunday, July 26, 2009 10:01 PM
To: Marcin Hanclik
Subject: RE: [Widget URI] Internationalization, widget IRI?

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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