Re: iso glyphs

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Wed, 31 Jan 1996 18:11:15 PST


To: keld@dkuug.dk
Cc: uri@bunyip.com
In-Reply-To: Keld J|rn Simonsen's message of Wed, 31 Jan 1996 02:38:04 -0800 <199601311038.LAA10169@dkuug.dk>
Subject: Re: iso glyphs
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Message-Id: <96Jan31.181124pst.2733@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 1996 18:11:15 PST

I've been arguing for a different kind of directory service for "short
easy names" that advertisers can use instead of URLs. These would be
looked up in another directory service if you typed the name into your
web browser. The directory service could allow for multiple matches,
multiple spellings, character set conversion, Japanese names could be
registered with their Romanization, Chinese names with multiple
encodings, etc.

This is a good plan, and leaves URLs alone. It would keep people from
registering all of those silly DNS names like 'pimples.com' too.