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FYI comment about ref to IRI draft

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 23:44:50 +0100
To: xml-names-editor@w3.org
Message-Id: <200311112344.50655.jjc@hpl.hp.com>

I expect you are aware that the latest IRI draft is:


which differs substantively from the one you reference viz:
  Infrastructure accepting IRIs MAY also deal with the printable
   characters in US-ASCII that are not allowed in URIs, namely "<", ">",
   '"', Space, "{", "}", "|", "\", "^", and "`", in step 3) above.  If
   such characters are found but are not converted, then the conversion
   SHOULD fail.  Please note that the number sign ("#"), the percent
   sign ("%"), and the square bracket characters ("[", "]") are not part
   of the above list, and MUST NOT be converted.  Protocols and formats
   that have used earlier definitions of IRIs including these characters
   MAY require unescaping of these characters as a preprocessing step to
   extract the actual IRI from a given field.  Such preprocessing MAY
   also be used by applications allowing the user to enter an IRI.

somewhat cryptic?

I think it means that space isn't allowed anymore.

This comment is a suggestion that the reference to the IRI draft from


be updated, and drawing your attention to the question of whether to make 
other consequential changes

I do not desire any formal reply. i.e. I am satisfied with any disposition 
towards this comment.

Received on Tuesday, 11 November 2003 17:45:18 UTC

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