IRIs are sequences of characters: A Trip of a Japanese IRI
- Document name created in Japanese (file system uses EUC) URL
- Copypasted and sent by email to friend (in JIS)
- Passed on paper to another person
- Typed in as HREF attribute (document encoded in SJIS)
- Served and converted to ASCII by transcoding proxy (survives as
- Converted to UTF-8 and sent to server
- Converted by server to EUC and returned correctly!