How to implement IDN

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Sun Jan 24 20:33:40 GMT 2021


On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 2:23 PM Stephane Bortzmeyer <stephane at sources.org>
wrote:


> The Gemini specification precisely says the opposite when it mentions
> "UTF-8 URLs". And, anyway, the specification is not final yet.
>

It depends on what you think that means; it's not a standard expression.  I
interpret it as meaning URLs in which sequences of escaped characters can
be interpreted as UTF-8: that is, "gemini://example.com/Julius/C%c3%a6sar"
is a UTF-8 URL, whereas "gemini://example.com/Julius/C%e6sar" is not.



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