Re: Globalizing URIs

Paul Hoffman (
Fri, 4 Aug 95 11:37:56 EDT

At 11:20 AM 8/3/95, Gavin Nicol wrote:
>This is not always true. The [EUC] part could specify one of a myriad
>different coded character sets and encodings, with the following
>octect string being different for each as well. I think it
>unreasonable to expect the administrator to maintain a database of all
>possible alias.

They don't have to: they are the ones creating the URLs! If they tack a
[XYZ] at the front or end of the URL (wherever your proposed standard puts
it), they should certainly be able to serve it.

This is an issue for people who create the URLs, and for the Web browser
writers. It doesn't have anything to do with HTTP or HTML (the two IETF WG
lists on which this seems to be being discussed). It's a URI issue all the

--Paul Hoffman
--Proper Publishing