Re: html, http, urls and internationalisation

Masataka Ohta (mohta@necom830.cc.titech.ac.jp)
Wed, 31 Jan 96 12:57:26 JST


From: Masataka Ohta <mohta@necom830.cc.titech.ac.jp>
Message-Id: <199601310357.MAA11884@necom830.cc.titech.ac.jp>
Subject: Re: html, http, urls and internationalisation
To: dee@cybercash.com (Donald E. Eastlake 3rd)
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 96 12:57:26 JST
Cc: keld@dkuug.dk, http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com, uri@bunyip.com
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960130172024.4927A-100000@cybercash.com>; from "Donald E. Eastlake 3rd" at Jan 30, 96 5:22 pm

> How helpful is the MIME header character encoding syntax documented in
> RFC 1522?

Not at all.

It's good to support multiple localizations, but, nothing more
than that.

							Masataka Ohta

PS

Don't you want to use your native language and several other languages
with a plain text editor? Yes, I do, of course.

That is, neither http nor uri has almost nothing to do with
internationalization, because most of the internationalization
is necessary at the plain text level.

The only remaining internationalization is, perhaps, to have an
http mechanism for negotiation of languages through language tags.