Re: Unicode abuse

From: Erik van der Poel (
Date: Sun Mar 06 2005 - 14:39:26 CST

  • Next message: Doug Ewell: "Re: Unicode abuse"

    Mark Davis wrote:
    > I don't view this as a problem, if user-agents take the simple precaution of
    > displaying IDNs in post-nameprep form, which they really want to do for
    > other reasons.

    I would have to agree that this is not a huge problem, but it is a pity
    that the current version of Nameprep allows domain names to be stored in
    other formats (e.g. HTML) with various unnecessary characters coming
    from hither and yon in this vast Unicode space.

    Most people don't really look "under the hood" (at HTML "source" code),
    but the IETF has to think about other protocols and document formats
    too. HTML is not the only place where domain names appear. The other
    place that immediately comes to mind is email, though I must admit that
    I haven't thought about that enough to make a strong case here today.

    "Talk" to you later,


    This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Sun Mar 06 2005 - 14:41:10 CST