It is not that simple... what if someone else registers the domain that uses
the common orthographic variants?
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To: "Unicode List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2000 3:18 PM
Subject: RE: [idn] nameprep forbidden characters
> Edwin F. Hart asked:
> > Is there a need for a "fuzzy" comparison where names with and without
> > points in Hebrew? Is there a similar need for other scripts such as
> > Arabic?
> Mark Davis replied
> > UCA (#10) already handles that. You will get a "fuzzy" compare if you
> > mask off less important weights, and you will get a much
> > better ordering
> > than binary compare as well.
> But then, why does the W3 Consortium want to *forbid* some Unicode
> characters from host names, rather than specifying rules for a loose
> comparison, maybe based on UTR#10?
> This way, people would have the possibility to give an orthographically
> correct name to their server (e.g., "www.Coöperate!.ut"), but also be able
> to use common orthographic variants, if they cannot type all the "dots"
> (e.g. "www.cooperate.ut").
> _ Marco
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