Re: Using UTF-8 for non-ASCII Characters in URLs

Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com> Wed, 30 April 1997 04:24 UTC

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Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 21:09:42 PDT
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
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Subject: Re: Using UTF-8 for non-ASCII Characters in URLs
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This isn't just a "small point", it's essential:

The only way to guarantee "round trip" is to stick to the smallest
repertoire of characters. Clearly you shouldn't enter "http" as
wide characters, and if you have 'wide characters' that need
to be distinguished from ascii characters, you should encode them
in hex-encoded-UTF8 always.