Re: IDN problem.... :(

From: Gregg Reynolds (
Date: Fri Feb 11 2005 - 09:52:56 CST

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    Adam Twardoch wrote:
    > From: "Peter Kirk" <>
    >> Perhaps a better approach would be for browsers, as a default option
    >> which can be switched off, to warn users about mixed script domain
    >> names (or even any non-ASCII domain names) with a dialogue box,
    >> something like: "Domain name contains non-Latin
    >> character(s). This may be a security risk. Are you sure you want to go
    >> to this domain? OK Cancel".
    > And this warning would appear every time for a Chinese or Arabic user?
    > (Unless he figures out that he/she needs to goes to some options and
    > switch it off?)

    Couldn't it be based on system (or browser) locale? Your locale is
    Chinese, you get a URL that looks chinese but uses non-chinese
    charcodes, the browser does something useful. Could be a popup warning,
      could be a flashing red background, etc.


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