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Re: [whatwg] New URL Standard from Anne van Kesteren on 2012-09-24 (public-whatwg-archive@w3.org from September 2012)

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 11:31:07 +0100
Message-ID: <CADnb78jLDg9voXMHq4qWcZzEfvh3MQ6ROv8nPEzyFLFKK1bW5A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Cc: David Sheets <kosmo.zb@gmail.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "Manger, James H" <James.H.Manger@team.telstra.com>, Christophe Lauret <clauret@weborganic.com>, Jan Algermissen <jan.algermissen@nordsc.com>, Ted Hardie <ted.ietf@gmail.com>, URI <uri@w3.org>, "public-iri@w3.org" <public-iri@w3.org>
On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 10:53 AM, "Martin J. Dürst"
<duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp> wrote:
> Private Unicode ranges were originally banned everywhere, because they are
> not intended for public interchange. We allowed them in the query part,
> because sometimes you may want to use them as a payload. That's how we got
> to where we are. [If it interests you, this happened in August 2003, see
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-duerst-iri-03 and
> http://tools.ietf.org/rfcdiff?url2=draft-duerst-iri-03.txt.]
> If you have a good reason to change that, please tell us.

Alignment with HTML. There's actually another change required for
that, see https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=19743 for
details. I'm also happy for HTML to change, but it seems to me that
for code points higher than U+007F we should have some kind of
consistent set of rules across syntaxes, unless the the code points
are problematic for that particular format.

> Looking at the bigger picture, there are literally dozens groups of
> characters/codepoints like private use characters in Unicode that are almost
> never used, and almost always a bad idea, in IRIs. We could spend lots of
> hours discussing the merit of including or excluding them, but I think we
> can use our time for better stuff.

I'm not interested in a code-point-by-code-point discussion, just the
bigger picture, and consistency in requirements across the formats we

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