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Re: URI Templates: done or dead?

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 18:10:03 -0400
To: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@amazon.com>
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, URI <uri@w3.org>, Joe Gregorio <joe@bitworking.org>, David Orchard <orchard@pacificspirit.com>, Marc Hadley <Marc.Hadley@Sun.COM>
Message-ID: <20080916221003.GC22531@mercury.ccil.org>

Phillips, Addison scripsit:

> We have pretty good knowledge of what makes a good Unicode
> identifier. If we're going to assign variable names in a new pattern
> language, why are we limiting it to alphanum? The software we are
> linking to (the part generating the variables that get substituted in)
> may not--indeed probably does not--have that same limitation.

Given that URIs are ASCII-only, I think it is sufficient to have
identifiers be ASCII-only too.

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