Re: IDN problem.... :(

From: Neil Harris (neil@tonal.clara.co.uk)
Date: Fri Feb 18 2005 - 09:02:52 CST

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    Patrick Andries wrote:

    > François Yergeau a écrit :
    >
    >> Alexander Savenkov a écrit :
    >>
    >>> Suppose I *want* to visit XML-документы.com (which is not unlikely).
    >>> My browser should *not* alert me. Never.
    >>>
    >>> The only solution to this seems to be for the registrar to check each
    >>> new domain name by hand (not necessarily with mixed scripts).
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> I'm afraid that checking every registration by hand would be both too
    >> error-prone and too work-intensive. You'll probably have to put up
    >> with your browser alerting you. But perhaps good browsers will let
    >> you build up a white list, so that you need to suffer the alert only
    >> once?
    >>
    > Maybe simple parsing (separating in parts delimited by "-" and ".")
    > would reveal that this is actually not mixed script.
    >
    > P. A.
    >
    >
    Alas, I hought of that already. Here's a counterexample that breaks it.
    How about www.chock-full-o-nuts.com? What if I decide the 'o' should be
    the Greek, or Cyrillic homograph? How do we detect that?

    --Neil



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