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From "Garrett Rooney" <roo...@electricjellyfish.net>
Subject Re: IRI Implementation
Date Mon, 20 Nov 2006 19:31:21 GMT
On 11/20/06, James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com> wrote:
> All,
>
> As part of the Abdera incubation project I've implemented support for
> IRIs that includes unicode normalization, IDNA, punycode, etc.  This
> code duplicates a subset of what is provided by ICU [1] in a much
> smaller package.  The intention (tho not the current reality) has been
> to make it so that if ICU was present, it's unicode and IDNA
> implementation would be used instead.
>
> In any case, I was wondering if there would be interest in separating
> the Abdera IRI implementation out into it's own commons project so that
> it can be available for more than just Abdera.  Use of IRIs is growing
> and there are currently no other implementations available to Java
> developers that do not depend on ICU.

I'm definately +1 on moving the IRI implementation out of Abdera and
into a more generically useful library, but I wonder if commons@ws is
the most appropriate place.  Since there's nothing web-service
specific in needing to use IRIs, perhaps Jakarta Commons would be a
more appropriate home.

-garrett

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