From: Sean Parent (sparent_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-01-05 14:35:01
on 1/5/03 10:21 AM, Beman Dawes at bdawes_at_[hidden] wrote:
> I had a conversation with Bill Plauger, Howard Hinnant, and several other
> library implementors at the last C++ committee meeting, and we agreed on a
> possible approach to the conversion problem. Conversions between wide and
> narrow names has always been the hold up. No one has been willing to step
> forward and say "Of all the possible ways to do the conversion, here is how
> libraries should do it."
Rather than using simple path specifier (which I think are a very limited
way to refer to a local resource) - why not make the path syntax be URI
based? There is already a W3C proposal for extending URIs to be fully
international friendly (IRIs) - <http://www.w3.org/International/iri-edit/>.
This would also allow for relative references, remote references,
authentication, versioned file systems (such as WebDAV
<http://www.webdav.org/>), and query references to database file systems.
I would rather see going with an existing standard than inventing yet
another way to refer to resources with international names.
-- Sean Parent Sr. Computer Scientist II Advanced Technology Group Adobe Systems Incorporated sparent_at_[hidden]
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