Recent Progress on Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs)

Martin Dürst - W3C/MIT

Intended Audience: Software Engineers, Systems Analysts, Site Coordinators, Web Administrators, Web Designers
Session Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs) extend URIs (Web addresses) to include non-ASCII characters and integrate Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). Their conversion to URIs is based on UTF-8.

This talk will explain general IRI concepts, from a content creator, webmaster, and end user perspective, and will concentrate on recent progress both with the specification and with implementation and testing.