Re: UTF-8 URL for testing

Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 08:57:01 +0200


From: Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no
To: Francois Yergeau <yergeau@alis.com>
Cc: uri@bunyip.com
Subject: Re: UTF-8 URL for testing 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Thu, 10 Apr 1997 17:12:59 EDT."
             <3.0.1.32.19970410171259.0075760c@genstar.alis.com> 
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 08:57:01 +0200
Message-Id: <12614.861001021@munken.uninett.no>

Result of testing of Francois' page with Netscape 3.0:

- The charset in the document was ignored; consequently, the
  %C3%B4 displayed as A with tilde + Acute Accent
- The same display is used in the lower lefthand corner with the
  nonencoded URL, and in the Location: area when following the URL.
- The %-encoded version displayed with percent signs.

My conclusion: Unencoded UTF-8 URLs are not supported, but are "mostly
harmless" (that is, they just display bizarrely); encoded UTF-8 URLs are
supported and displayed with encoding.

Pair of fact beats house of theory - thanks, Francois!

                     Harald A