PWG> FW: RFC 3987 on Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs)

PWG> FW: RFC 3987 on Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs)

PWG> FW: RFC 3987 on Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs)

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at
Tue Jan 25 21:59:39 EST 2005

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
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-----Original Message-----
From: uri-request at [mailto:uri-request at]On Behalf Of Martin
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 9:21 PM
To: uri at
Subject: Fwd: RFC 3987 on Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs)

The IRI spec is a Proposed Standard! Thanks to all the people who
contributed over the long time this has been in the works!

Regards,    Martin.

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 >A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.
 >        RFC 3987
 >        Title:      Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs)
 >        Author(s):  M. Duerst, M. Suignard
 >        Status:     Standards Track
 >        Date:       January 2005
 >        Mailbox:    duerst at, michelsu at
 >        Pages:      46
 >        Characters: 111190
 >        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None
 >        I-D Tag:    draft-duerst-iri-11.txt
 >        URL:
 >This document defines a new protocol element, the Internationalized
 >Resource Identifier (IRI), as a complement to the Uniform Resource
 >Identifier (URI).  An IRI is a sequence of characters from the
 >Universal Character Set (Unicode/ISO 10646).  A mapping from IRIs to
 >URIs is defined, which means that IRIs can be used instead of URIs,
 >where appropriate, to identify resources.
 >The approach of defining a new protocol element was chosen instead
 >of extending or changing the definition of URIs.  This was done in
 >order to allow a clear distinction and to avoid incompatibilities with
 >existing software.  Guidelines are provided for the use and deployment
 >of IRIs in various protocols, formats, and software components that
 >currently deal with URIs.
 >This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.
 >This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
 >the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
 >for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the
 >"Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the
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