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Title : Equivalence and Canonicalization of Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs)
Author(s) : Larry Masinter
Filename : draft-ietf-iri-comparison-01.txt
Pages : 14
Date : 2012-03-01
Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs) are unicode strings
used to identify resources on the Internet. Applications that use
IRIs often define a means of comparing two IRIs to determine when two
IRIs are equivalent for the purpose of that application. Some
applications also define a method for 'canonicalizing' or
'normalizing' an IRI -- translating one IRI into another which is
equivalent under the comparison method used.
This document gives guidelines and best practices for defining and
using IRI comparison, equivalence, normalization and canonicalization