Re: Globalizing URIs

Jim Conklin (
Fri, 11 Aug 1995 20:12:55 +0100

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Date: Fri, 11 Aug 1995 20:12:55 +0100
To: Jon Knight <>, Martin J Duerst <>
From: (Jim Conklin)
Subject: Re: Globalizing URIs

At  9:32 PM 8/11/95 +0100, Jon Knight wrote:
>OK, so URLs as currently defined let you use words which unwitting
>service providers and users can inadvertantly attach semantic meanings
>in languages that can be expressed in ASCII.

  I respectfully disagree.  URL's worked and were accepted and used, and
people remember them (yes, REMEMBER them!) precisely BECAUSE people very
INTENTIONALLY attach semantic names to them.  This, of course, is the point
Roy made, just recouched a bit.