Unicode abuse

From: David Starner (prosfilaes@gmail.com)
Date: Sat Mar 05 2005 - 17:37:19 CST

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    On Sat, 05 Mar 2005 15:14:10 -0800, Erik van der Poel
    <erik@vanderpoel.org> wrote:
    > This may be somewhat subjective, but to me, it seems unnecessary and
    > inappropriate to allow U+2102 DOUBLE-STRUCK CAPITAL C = the set of
    > complex numbers, in HTML links.

    > This is indeed different from spoofing, but if Nameprep continues to
    > allow this type of character in pre-mapped IDNs, we may well see the
    > proliferation of yet another type of "garbage" on the Web.

    There's a lot of "garbage" URLS on the web; what difference does it
    make? Why should we worry about those people who would put a
    U+2102 in their URL any more than those who would be www.e133t.com?

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