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Re: [apps-discuss] Fwd: FW: New Version Notification for draft-kerwin-file-scheme-13.txt

From: Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 16:27:19 -0600
To: Matthew Kerwin <matthew@kerwin.net.au>
Cc: IETF Apps Discuss <apps-discuss@ietf.org>, uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <20141209222714.GL12979@localhost>

FWIW, HFS+ normalizes to something close to NFD.  Not adhering to the
recommendation to normalize might cause problems here.

Also, if file: is intended for local use only, then there may not be any
point to normalizing.  Hmmm, that will vary, no?  It will generally
depend on what the filesystem does.  Most just-use-8, some do better.
ZFS does normalization-insensitive matching; HFS+ normalizes to NFD.

Anyways, normalizing to NFC is probably the best thing to do, but
mentioning the above might give implementors the sense of urgency they
might need to actually implement this recommendation (or a clue as to
bug reports they run into).

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