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

"Michael Kung <MKUNG.US.ORACLE.COM>" <MKUNG@us.oracle.com> Thu, 01 May 1997 00:33 UTC

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Date: 30 Apr 97 17:06:29 -0700
From: "Michael Kung <MKUNG.US.ORACLE.COM>" <MKUNG@us.oracle.com>
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Subject: Re: Using UTF-8 for non-ASCII Characters in URLs
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Agree on the 'key words'.  But this rule also implies that I cannot put any 
double byte English Alphabet in my company name (or I have to change my 
company name for URL). 
 
Regards, 
 
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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.
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