Re: Security Issues

From: Mark Davis (
Date: Thu Mar 24 2005 - 11:42:56 CST

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    > It's always necessary to remember that the goal is domain names, not

    I agree with you in general. I do want to note that the principles being
    applied to domain names are likely to be extended to similar areas of "user
    identifiers". If a character is required by the orthography of a modern
    language, we have to be very careful about excluding it.

    At this point, I don't want to debate the usage; I just want to collect the
    data. If people care about the


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Asmus Freytag" <>
    To: "Peter Kirk" <>; "Mark Davis" <>
    Cc: "Unicode Mailing List" <>
    Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 22:03
    Subject: Re: Security Issues

    > At 04:56 PM 3/23/2005, Peter Kirk wrote:
    > >On the other hand, there are quite a number of your listed atomic cased
    > >Latin letters which are not in current use, although it is dangerous to
    > >say that they will not be used because some of these older orthographies
    > >are being revived.
    > It's always necessary to remember that the goal is domain names, not
    > modern prose
    > (or poetry ;=).
    > I think people will (more or less cheerfully) trade some restrictions if
    > they buy an increase in security, so that some kinds of fallbacks are
    > to be tolerable, that would not be tolerated in even the most rudimentary
    > general purpose text display.
    > O'Connor -> OConnor could be an example of what I am thinking of, but
    > dropping a full-fledged letter would likely not be.
    > The devil, as always, is in the details, so this being only a general
    > observation, might not be all that helpful.
    > A./

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