Re: BIDI : tackling the delimiter weirdness

Hello Slim, others,

On 2010/01/28 16:28, Slim Amamou wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 7:18 AM, Larry Masinter<>  wrote:
>> (...) And there really isn't
>> an opportunity to restrict IRIs to what is or isn't "allowed".
> This WG as I understand it is about defining conformance criteria for IRIs

Yes indeed. I think Larry's comment was rather general; there are indeed 
now (and in the future) quite a lot of different kinds of things that 
IRIs will be used for, and so we have to try to not create too many 

To give you an example totally unrelated to bidi: In the query part, 
IRIs allow private-use characters. In terms of interoparability, it's a 
bad idea to use them anywhere, but there may be cases where it's useful, 
so we didn't rule them out.

Regards,   Martin.

#-# Martin J. Dürst, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University

Received on Thursday, 28 January 2010 11:32:47 UTC