Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs)
draft-ietf-iri-3987bis-12

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Internationalized Resource Identifiers                         M. Duerst
(iri)                                           Aoyama Gakuin University
Internet-Draft                                               M. Suignard
Obsoletes: 3987 (if approved)                         Unicode Consortium
Intended status: Standards Track                             L. Masinter
Expires: January 17, 2013                                          Adobe
                                                           July 16, 2012

             Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs)
                       draft-ietf-iri-3987bis-12

Abstract

   This document defines the Internationalized Resource Identifier (IRI)
   protocol element, as an extension of the Uniform Resource Identifier
   (URI).  An IRI is a sequence of characters from the Universal
   Character Set (Unicode/ISO 10646).  Grammar and processing rules are
   given for IRIs and related syntactic forms.

   Defining IRI as a new protocol element (rather than updating or
   extending the definition of URI) allows independent orderly
   transitions: protocols and languages that use URIs must explicitly
   choose to allow IRIs.

   Guidelines are provided for the use and deployment of IRIs and
   related protocol elements when revising protocols, formats, and
   software components that currently deal only with URIs.

   This document is part of a set of documents intended to replace RFC
   3987.

RFC Editor: Please remove the next paragraph before publication.

   This document, and several companion documents, are intended to
   obsolete RFC 3987.  For discussion and comments on these drafts,
   please join the IETF IRI WG by subscribing to the mailing list
   public-iri@w3.org, archives at
   http://lists.w3.org/archives/public/public-iri/.  For a list of open
   issues, please see the issue tracker of the WG at
   http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/iri/trac/report/1.  For a list of
   individual edits, please see the change history at
   http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/iri/trac/log/draft-ietf-iri-3987bis.

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