Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 12:52:25 +0200 (MET DST) From: "Martin J. Duerst" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no Cc: Francois Yergeau <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: UTF-8 URL for testing In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.96.970414122919.245B-100000@enoshima> On Mon, 14 Apr 1997 Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no wrote: > Result of testing of Francois' page with Netscape 3.0: Result of testing Francois' page with Netscape 4.0 (Preview Release 2, on Solaris (with DISPLAY on SunOS): - The character encoding of the document, as announced by the server, was recoginzed by the browser, and the characters appeared correctly (co^te' with the ^ and ' over their preceeding character). - The same is true if you have a look at the source (congratulations to Netscape! I wouldn't have expected that to work), but not in the location field or at the bottom of the page. In those places, the data is interpreted as Latin-1. One can type in accented characters into the Location field using the "compose" key on the Sun keyboard, but these again are encoded as Latin-1. - The %-encoded versions are displayed with percent signs. My conclusion: Raw UTF-8 URLs are partially supported, and for the rest are "mostly harmless" (that is, they just display bizarrely); %HH-encoded UTF-8 URLs are supported and displayed with encoding. > Pair of fact beats house of theory - thanks, Francois! Thanks from my side, too. Martin.