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Re: XML Core -> I18n Core: IRIs as namespace names?

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 19:55:42 +0900
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To: "Frank Ellermann" <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com>, www-international@w3.org

At 15:32 08/08/16, Frank Ellermann wrote:

>Just in case, a "real" URI with a DNS <host> name, not some
>b%c3%bccher.example for the "real" xn--bcher-kva.example

The former (b%c3%bccher.example) is allowed per URI spec
(RFC 3986), so any claim that this is not a 'real' URI
is weird. It may not yet be supported very widely, but
that's a question of time. Moving in this direction is
the right thing to do, because after all, the U in URI
stands (potentially among else) for uniform.

In the meantime, the IRI spec allows conversion to
xn--bcher-kva.example. Also, for the time being, I'd
suggest using the later in a general context. (The former
is very helpful internal to implementations, to say
the least.)

Regards,   Martin.

#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, Assoc. Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
#-#-#  http://www.sw.it.aoyama.ac.jp       mailto:duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp     
Received on Friday, 22 August 2008 02:17:50 UTC

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