Re: Globalizing URIs

Gavin Nicol (
Sun, 6 Aug 95 16:22:55 EDT

>>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.

Yes, but there is a large number of ways of encoding the strings of
characters making up the URL. That's my point.