Re: URIs vs. half-baked URIs [glib PATCH]

On Fri, 24 Aug 2001, Daniel Veillard wrote:

>   There is also a pointer to the IRI (and not IURI as I wrote previously)
> it's just a draft but it reinforces that the right way to handle non ASCII
> char should be to UTF8 encode them before conversion:
> Section 2.3) Mapping of IRIs to URIs
> -----------------------------
> This mapping can be accomplished by the following steps:
>    1) Represent the IRI characters as a sequence of characters from the
>       UCS.
>    2) Normalize the character sequence according to Normalization Form
>       C, as defined in [IETFNorm].  (See further discussion in Section
>       3.1.)

This part is very bad for our usage. It means you can't access files 
on the filesystem with non-normalized filenames. I will not implement this 
in g_filename_to/from_uri().

/ Alex

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