Re: IDN problem.... :(

From: Mark Leisher (mleisher@crl.NMSU.Edu)
Date: Mon Feb 14 2005 - 09:35:43 CST

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    Adam Twardoch wrote:
    > From: "Mark Leisher" <mleisher@crl.NMSU.Edu>
    >> The first time a URL is seen, provide a drop-down list of homographic
    >> variants to choose from and let the user determine the valid version.
    >> The chosen form is then used by default from then on.
    > Demanding from the user that he/she needs to know and understand the
    > difference between the Kurdish Q and the English Q is defintiely asking
    > WAY too much from the user.

    Users looking at the punycode forms of the homographic variants won't have a
    problem distinguishing between the two.

    Of course this doesn't really solve the problem. Only simple differences are
    going to be clear to an average user looking at punycode encoded URL's.

    Mark Leisher
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