UTF8 and URL

From: Yung-Fong Tang (ftang@netscape.com)
Date: Wed Aug 13 1997 - 19:05:08 EDT

Martin ask opinion about using UTF8 in URL . I just find one interesting
Currently we saw several new protocols get map to URL. Some of the
protocol may already define how to deal with the encoding/text issue.
So, when we consider restirct to use UTF8 in URL, we should think
setting a guideline for them...

One of the example is IMAP4rev1 mailbox name. IMAP4rev1 said the mailbox
name have to be in "Modified version of UTF-7" and the following draft
try to put IMAP4 into a URL.


So what really the text in the URL mean now (if we restrict to use UTF-8
in the URL) ?
ModifiedUTF_7(encoding, text)?
URLEncoded(ModifiedUTF_7(encoding, text) ) ?
URLEncoded(UTF_8(encoding, text) ) ?
URLEncoded(UTF_8(ModifiedUTF_7(encoding, text)) ) ?

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