Re: "Difficult Characters" draft

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Tue, 6 May 1997 14:10:39 PDT


Message-ID: <336F9E4F.3A63@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 6 May 1997 14:10:39 PDT
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
To: "Alain LaBont/e'/" <alb@sct.gouv.qc.ca>
CC: "Martin J. Duerst" <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>,
Subject: Re: "Difficult Characters" draft

The "lowercasing" is done by the server, not the client.
The URL http://host/WORD and http://host/word are different,
but "host" can choose to decide they're equivalent. That's
what I think we should suggest for other scripts, too:
that services that offer access to resources use matching
and equivalence rather than exact canonicalization for
lookup. I think this recommendation could extend to DNS, too.

Larry