[aida] International Urls (was URL resolution patch)

Masashi UMEZAWA masashi.umezawa at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 14:49:14 CET 2008

Hi all,

> According to http://www.w3.org/International/O-URL-code.html:
> For worldwide interoperability, URIs have to be encoded uniformly. To
> map the wide range of characters used worldwide into the 60 or so
> allowed characters in a URI, a two-step process is used:
>     * Convert the character string into a sequence of bytes using the
>       UTF-8 encoding
>     * Convert each byte that is not an ASCII letter or digit to %HH,
>       where HH is the hexadecimal value of the byte

Yes. This type of encoding is automatically done via web browser (IE
and Firefox at least).

In my investigation:
1. In SwazooURI>>fromString: receives URI encoded string (like
2. The string is converted to Smalltalk byte string via
3. But the string is only byte string, so it should be converted to
m17n string by AIDASite level (maybe seeing codePage).

[:masashi | ^umezawa]

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