Medical researchers are well known for self-experiments; computer scientists
also have a tendency in that direction. Here is what I'm doing:
About the URI of this page
on internationalized URIs
The official URI of this page is http://www.w3.org/People/D%C3%BCrst/URI.html.
The part of interest,
D%C3%BCrst, was set up as follows: Take
my name (Dürst), encode it with
It may show up in your browser in various ways:
As D%C3%BCrst: This is the currently official and correct
way to do things.
As DÃ¼rst: This is UTF-8 interpreted as ISO-8859-1
(Latin-1); this is a relict from when the Web only covered Western European
As Dürst: You are working with a browser that is ahead
of its time, or at least very much up to date!
As <to be completed>: Guess you are working on a MacIntosh.
As anything else: Well, there are at least as many ways to get this wrong
as there are different character encodings (and there are way too many character
Typing %C3%BC into your browser is probably a bit complicated. Therefore,
the server at www.w3.org is set up (for this single case, at the moment)
to also accept Dürst when sent in ISO-8859-1 (Latin-1), and Duerst and
If for whatever reason you feel that you have to write my name, please use
In any environment where that is possible, please write my name as Dürst.
If you can just type that in on your computer, that's great (I'm working
on a Japanese system and haven't yet figured out how to do it :-(.
If you are using HTML, you may be
able to type it in directly (preferred), or you may use
Dürst, or with
Dürst, in the HTML source.
If you are using XML, you may be able to type it in directly (preferred),
or you can use
in the XML source.
In environments where the above is not possible, such as pure US-ASCII text
and Japanese email, please write Duerst. This takes into account the fact
that this name is of German origin.