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Status: The IRI specification is now an IETF Proposed Standard and is
published as RFC 3987. We
are now working on testing.
(from Character Model
for the World Wide Web 1.0: Resource Identifiers Candidate
For each of these axes, there should be at least two implementations
passing the applicable tests.
- use of IRIs in several document formats;
- use of IRIs in several locations in the same document format;
- plain links: <a href='IRI' />
- header links: <link href='IRI'/> (stylesheet, what
- Form/query-part (also dependent on accept-charset):
- action attribute in <form>, in particular query part
(question: what happens with the query part there in the
- value attribute in a form field (e.g. hidden fields)
- form field input by the user into fields (use e.g.
- input in address/location bar
- query part in e.g. an href attribute
- use of non-ASCII characters in different parts of an IRI (e.g. domain
name part, path part);
- use of IRIs in documents with various widely used character encodings
and with characters from various scripts;
- use of document-specific escapes in IRIs;
- use of IRIs with various URI schemes;
- setup of various servers for IRIs;
- the translation of IRIs into URIs.
The mailing list for public discussion of IRIs, including testing, is firstname.lastname@example.org, with a public archive. To
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Addison Phillips, I18N Core WG chair
Martin J. Dürst, Activity Lead, I18N
Core WG staff contact, and IG chair
Richard Ishida, GEO WG Chair, ITS WG
last revised $Date: 2005/03/08 19:52:03 $ by $Author duerst $