Re: Roundtripping in Unicode

From: John Cowan (
Date: Tue Dec 14 2004 - 22:39:10 CST

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    Mike Ayers scripsit:

    > I thought that URLs were specified to be in Unicode. Am I mistaken?

    You are. URLs are specified to be in *ASCII*. There is a %-encoding
    hack that allows you to represent random-octet filenames as ASCII.
    Some people (including me) think it's a good idea to use this hack
    to specify non-ASCII characters with double encoding (first as UTF-8,
    then with the %-hack), but the URI Syntax RFC doesn't say.

    John Cowan                      
    Humpty Dump Dublin squeaks through his norse
                    Humpty Dump Dublin hath a horrible vorse
    But for all his kinks English / And his irismanx brogues
                    Humpty Dump Dublin's grandada of all rogues.  --Cousin James

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