Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRI)

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Authors Larry Masinter  , Martin Dürst  , Michel Suignard 
Last updated 2001-11-28
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This document defines a new protocol element, an Internationalized Resource Identifier (IRI). An IRI is a sequence of characters from the Universal Character Set [10646]. A mapping from IRIs to URIs [RFC 2396] is defined, which means that IRIs can be used instead of URIs where appropriate to identify resources


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