[tei-council] Internationalised domains

Laurent Romary laurent.romary at inria.fr
Sat Oct 8 03:49:35 EDT 2011

Hi there. I read the whole thread and it seems we could get to something on the subject. Could you file in a ticket so that we either see a consensus building up around the issue or have this as a basis for our f2f.
Bon week-end à tous! (comme on dit en bon français...)

Le 7 oct. 2011 à 22:52, Kevin Hawkins a écrit :

> On 10/7/2011 4:31 PM, Stuart A. Yeates wrote:
>> I am proposing that we prescribe using a specific encoding for at
>> least the file part of URLs.
>> My rationale for that is that without encoding there is (a) ambiguity
>> about where one URL stops and another starts in lists of 1–∞ URLs and
>> (b) ambiguity about whether the URL is encoded leading to issues with
>> generic conversion to HTML, ODF, RDF, etc needing to guess the
>> encoding of URLs and sometimes getting it wrong.
>> To return to the original question, the answer is: No, I suggest we
>> revise http://www.tei-c.org/release/doc/tei-p5-doc/en/html/ref-data.pointer.html
>> to follow RFC 3987 in all details. I further suggest that we include
>> some motivating / worked examples.
> Okay, so to make sure others understand that this isn't a typo, you want 
> to change the definition of data.pointer from RFC 3986 to RFC 3987.  I 
> suppose the declaration would also change from
> data.pointer = xsd:anyURI
> to
> data.pointer = xsd:anyIRI
> But as for Stuart's rationales, I don't see how (a) and (b) are problems 
> if people properly follow RFC 3986 for any attributes using 
> data.pointer.  There's the problem of Stuart's validation situation not 
> catching these problems in his data, but that's partly due to putting 
> URLs in @key (or other attributes that don't use data.pointer) and 
> partly due to some still-undetermined cause of misvalidation of 
> data.pointer attributes.
> But if the switch from URIs to IRIs solves other problems, then I 
> support it.  IRIs are a generalization of URIs, so we wouldn't violate 
> the Birnbaum doctrine by doing this.
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