Re: UTF-8 Encoding Question

Dan Brotsky wrote:

> >   <D:href D:original-charset="utf-8"></D:href>
> This certainly would be a helpful thing for servers to say to clients
> (although maybe in some other way), and I second your request to JimW
> about adding it as an issue.

It might be better to wait and see whether IRIs take off
(<draft-masinter-url-i18n-07.txt>; broadly, the approach is to define that IRIs
are like URLs, but in Unicode; to use an IRI in a context that demands a URL, you
encode it in UTF-8, then apply %-encoding as normal).  No sense creating two
separate mechanisms to solve the same problem.

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Received on Thursday, 1 March 2001 15:05:08 UTC