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RE: IDNA and IRI document way forward

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 06:00:24 -0700
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
CC: Erik van der Poel <erikv@google.com>, "PUBLIC-IRI@W3.ORG" <PUBLIC-IRI@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8B62A039C620904E92F1233570534C9B0118D81806CA@nambx04.corp.adobe.com>
> I think the continued repetition of "HTML5" here
> is confusing. HTML5 was the first to define the 
> algorithm, but it is used by Web browsers for HTTP, 
> CSS, HTML, XMLHttpRequest, etc. and for all these
>  there is content out there that depends on it.

"HTML5" refers to the HTML 5 spec, not the Hypertext
Markup Language that is among the things the spec
attempts to define.

> Also, it makes much more sense (due to the URL
>  character encoding) to map Hypertext References
> directly to URIs rather than frame them as some
>  type of IRI. 

I don't understand this: the IRI document currently
describes a HREF -> URI mapping; is that OK
with you?

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Thursday, 30 July 2009 13:01:17 UTC

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