Re: "Difficult Characters" draft

Larry Masinter (
Tue, 6 May 1997 14:10:39 PDT

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Date: Tue, 6 May 1997 14:10:39 PDT
From: Larry Masinter <>
To: "Alain LaBont/e'/" <>
CC: "Martin J. Duerst" <>,
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.