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

From: Phillips, Addison <addison@lab126.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 22:37:19 +0000
To: Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>, Matthew Kerwin <matthew@kerwin.net.au>
CC: IETF Apps Discuss <apps-discuss@ietf.org>, "uri@w3.org" <uri@w3.org>
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Although normalization is often a good idea... normalization might be a problem if the local filesystem allows normalized and non-normalized representations both to appear. You wouldn't be able to specify a non-normalized representation.

Addison

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nico Williams [mailto:nico@cryptonector.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 2:27 PM
> To: Matthew Kerwin
> Cc: IETF Apps Discuss; uri@w3.org
> Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] Fwd: FW: New Version Notification for draft-
> kerwin-file-scheme-13.txt
> 
> 
> 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).
> 
> Nico
> --

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