Accumulated Feedback on PRI #272

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Date/Time: Wed Apr 2 14:36:31 CDT 2014
Name: Larry Masinter
Report Type: Other Question, Problem, or Feedback
Opt Subject: IRIs, UTR#36, UTS#46

I'm concerned that the UTR#36 update continues to recommend IRI -> URL 
translation by encoding the 'authority' part of a URI in punicode assuming 
it is a domain names, and how this would work for new URI schemes. Even for 
http: and ftp:, not all paths go through DNS. Also there is some evidence 
that in some cases, the domain name gets translated into %xx percent-hex-encoded-UTF8 
rather than punicode by the processing pipeline. (Stats from Verisign).