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Internationalized Resource Identifiers

Document Charter Internationalized Resource Identifiers WG (iri)
Title Internationalized Resource Identifiers
Last updated 2010-01-26
State Approved
WG State Concluded
IESG Responsible AD Pete Resnick
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This working group will produce
  * A new version of RFC 3987: "Internationalized Resource
  Identifiers (IRIs)" using draft-duerst-iri-bis as the base
  * A new version of RFC 4395: "Guidelines and Registration
  Procedures for New URI Schemes"
  The new version of RFC 3987 may be split into separate documents,
  if, in the opinion of the chair(s), it would facilitate distribution
  of the workload and allow more focused reviews. For example, the
  following breakdown has been suggested:
  * Handling of Internationalized domain names in IRIs (BCP)
  * Internationalization Considerations in IRIs (guidelines
  for BIDI, character ranges to avoid, special considerations) (BCP)
  * Syntax, parsing, comparison of IRIs (Standards track)
  The working group starts with a relatively mature update to
  RFC 3987 in preparation; the primary focus of the group
  is to resolve conflicting uses, requirements and best practices
  for internationalized URLs/URIs/IRIs and various other forms,
  among many specifications and committees, while moving toward
  consistent use of IRIs among the wide range of Internet
  applications that use them. In particular:
  * The IRI specification(s) must (continue to) be suitable
  for normative reference with Web and XML standards from W3C
  specifications. The group should coordinate with the W3C working
  groups on HTML5, XML Core, and Internationalization, as well
  as with IETF HTTPBIS WG to ensure acceptability.
  * The IRI specification(s) should be follow best practices
  for domain names. The group should coordinate with the IETF
  IDNABIS working group and Unicode Consortium to assure acceptability.
  * Explicit review by experts on (and native speakers) of RTL
  languages, of the recommendations for BIDI languages,
  is required.
  The Working Group will examine at least one and possibly more
  URI/IRI schemes to check that the new specification(s) are
  appropriate for existing schemes. The exact schemes to be
  reviewed will be decided by the WG.
  Changes to RFC 3986 ("Uniform Resource Identifier (URI):
  Generic Syntax") are explicitly out of scope of this charter,
  and may only be considered with a charter update.