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From: Graham Morrison <gcmorrison@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 07:18:39 +0000
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To Whom it May Concern:

Why are URLs only limited to alphanumeric characters? I wish we could  
use punctuation marks in URLS. For instance it would be cool to go to  
boom!com...I think the exclamation mark makes the whole URL more  
exciting. Also, you could have ASCII URLS like (>'-')>.com or  
[:|].com. Do you have a family? i'm sure your children would love to  
visit sites like that. I know I would. Punctuation marks would richen  
the online experience. If your organization's top minds applied their  
energy towards this task, it could be rapidly implemented..

Please direct this email to whoever approved the use of Chinese  
characters and other symbols in URLs...I think this is an issue of  
grave importance and I look forward to your response.

Thank you,
Graham Morrison
Received on Friday, 22 October 2010 12:43:40 UTC

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