Re: revised "generic syntax" internet draft

Larry Masinter <> Thu, 17 April 1997 04:25 UTC

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> So, since I'm looking for a solution to the end to end problem, here's 
> a proposal that I think you might see as a viable solution.
> ...
> Without changing the definition of URLs, we simply define the next version
> of a particular URL scheme (or a new scheme) which includes the constraint
> or feature that the %HH escaped characters were generated by a UTF8 aware
> service. Clients could then take advantage of this updated information in
> determining how to present the URL or in the ways it would accept URL 
> inputs.

I think the language to this effect is already in 

That is, I think we've already adopted this. The bruhaha has
been over the desire to make recommendations about existing
URL schemes in the "draft standard".