Internationalizing Web Addresses
Tex Texin, Internationalization Architect, Yahoo! Inc., USA
Intended Audience: Content Developers, Site Coordinators, Technical Writers, Testers, Web Administrators, Web Designers, Manager, Software Engineer, Systems Analyst
Session Level: Beginner
- Web Administrators, Designers, Developers, Testers, and Users will
gain an understanding of recent standards than enable the use of
non-English characters in Web addresses (Domain names and URIs).
- Attendees will be able to identify addresses that conform and those
that do not conform to current internet standards.
- Attendees will be able to identify standards and features that
should be included in Requests for Proposals (RFPs) or Requests
for Quotes (RFQs), or that should be evaluated before purchase of
software for use on the Web.
Attendees will learn about the architecture of the internet with respect
to domain names and URIs, and recent recommendations for the use of
non-English characters within Web addresses.
The paper will provide the general concepts behind addresses, how
Unicode fits in, and the current state of the art.