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Title : Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRI)
Author(s) : M. Duerst, M. Suignard
Filename : draft-duerst-iri-00.txt
Pages : 24
Date : 19-Apr-02
This document defines a new protocol element, the Internationalized
Resource Identifier (IRI), as a complement to the URI [RFC2396]. An
IRI is a sequence of characters from the Universal Character Set
[ISO10646]. A mapping from IRIs to URIs is defined, which means that
IRIs can be used instead of URIs where appropriate to identify
The approach of defining a new protocol element was chosen, instead
of extending or changing the definition of URIs, to allow a clear
distinction and to avoid incompatibilities with existing software.
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