Re: Globalizing URIs

Keith Moore (
Thu, 10 Aug 1995 16:06:48 -0400

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From: Keith Moore <>
To: (Jim Conklin)
Cc: Martin J Duerst <>,,
Subject: Re: Globalizing URIs 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Thu, 10 Aug 1995 15:47:38 BST."
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 16:06:48 -0400

>   I'd like to add my VERY STRONG second to the concerns expressed by Martin.
>   It's really time we come to grips with the multi-lingual world.

This isn't a language problem.  It's a problem of not having all of the
characters on everybody's keyboards.

I'd rather have all URLs based on digits 0-9 so everybody could type them,
than to have URLs contain characters that aren't universally available.

I'm just glad that we don't have alphabetic telephone numbers.