Attn: Martin =?iso-8859-1?Q?D=FCrst=3A?= Re: UTF-8 URL for testing

Edward Cherlin (
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 09:47:38 -0700

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Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 09:47:38 -0700
From: Edward Cherlin <>
Subject: Attn: Martin =?iso-8859-1?Q?D=FCrst=3A?= Re: UTF-8 URL for testing

Francois Yergeau <> a écrit:
>À 20:19 10-04-97 PDT, Larry Masinter a écrit :
>>Is there any software anywhere in the world that actually generates
>>URLs like these? All of the examples seem to be carefully
>Valid point.  We seem to have the client side settled (works with
>unmodified browsers), let's now deal with servers.  You want software, so I
>wrote some.  Going to the following place:
>you will find a Perl script and two mapping files for two character sets
>(ISO 8859-1 and CP850).  Installing the script and one of the mappings on a
>Unix server should let one create UTF-8 URLs at will.  Instructions are in
>the script.

Thank you. May I post this to the Unicode discussion list for further testing?

>I've recreated the URL pointed to by the document at
>so that it is *not* anymore a "carefully hand-constructed" URL, but one
>created using software purposefully written for the task of creating UTF-8
>URLs.  The script is all that's needed, the HTTP server is unmodified.  Not
>that this is the only way to go, of course.  So we do have a server-side
>implementation now.

We need two implementations, don't we? Martin? Telling Larry it's trivial
has had no effect. May we have a version from you? I can translate
François's version into APL, but nobody would believe me :-) since they
would have no way to view it. :-(

>François Yergeau <>
>Alis Technologies Inc., Montréal
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