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RE: IURI questions

From: Benedict Wee Tee Wei <benewee@ida.gov.sg>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 12:37:26 +0800 (SGT)
To: "Rogers, Paul" <progers@vignette.com>
cc: "'uri@w3.org'" <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.10.10003011229110.17187-100000@ida.gov.sg>

Since you ask about chinese language domain names,
I thought you might be interested in
(but most on this list may have known already ?):

http://www.idns.org
http://www.idns.org/ietf
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-oscarsson-i18ndns-00.txt

which are ietf related initiatives to get 
i18n-domain names standardised.

Am I right to infer that the W3C work here at the Interest Group
sits on top of the idns layer and therefore
is very much dependent on the ietf effort moving forward ?
(at least the internationalistion part of the URI activity here)

Regards
Benedict
Technology Office
InfoComm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA Singapore)


On Tue, 29 Feb 2000, Rogers, Paul wrote:

> 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
> 
> 
Received on Tuesday, 29 February 2000 23:38:27 UTC

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