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RE: IURI questions

From: Rogers, Paul <progers@vignette.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 09:47:06 -0600
Message-ID: <87567A948429D311A1680090272893C401E6DF05@link.vignette.com>
To: "'uri@w3.org'" <uri@w3.org>
I realize my questions probably border on the moronic, but I'm just trying
to understand how browsers/user agents and servers are handling the
following:

* multibyte character domain names (are all hostnames currently
ASCII/Latin1, or are there, say, chinese language domain names).  I'm
guessing the answer is "of course NOT, stupid, that's the reason for the
IURI proposal," but I just want to double-check...8?)

* hex-encoded characters in URLs.  I just tried surfing to
www.%79%61%68%6f%6f.com, and on IE5, it takes me to www.yahoo.com, but
Netscape Navigator 4.6 can't find the server.

Probably what I should do is just browse around the respective browser docs;
I was just hoping folks on this list had been through this...
--- Paul


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Masinter [mailto:LM@att.com]
> Sent: Friday, February 25, 2000 9:21 AM
> To: Rogers, Paul
> Cc: uri@w3.org; duerst@w3.org
> Subject: RE: IURI questions
> 
> 
> You asked me and the rest of the list, but the truth is that I don't
> have a good idea about the actual deployment of IURI; I think 
> it's an idea
> that needs validation. If it works for you (and others) 
> that's good evidence
> that we might move it forward as a Proposed Standard.
> 
> So the answer to "how hard should I work?" I think that you should
> try to get some normalization code that works for you.
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Rogers, Paul [mailto:progers@vignette.com]
> > Sent: Monday, February 21, 2000 7:38 AM
> > To: 'Larry Masinter'
> > Cc: uri@w3.org; 'duerst@w3.org'
> > Subject: RE: IURI questions
> >
> >
> > While we await the results of that review, I have the following
> > questions (apologies in advance if these are overly naive):
> >
> > * What do folks do now in terms of generating/processing an 
> IURI-like
> > string?
> >
> > * Related to above, is there a de facto standard right now
> >
> > * (the real point of my queries)  To what extent is the Unicode
> > normalization occurring.
> >
> > I'm trying to determine how hard to work to obtain 
> normalization code in
> > order to satisfy step 2 of section 2.2 of the IURI draft...?
> >
> > Thanks for any/all responses.
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