Re: Regulating PUA.

From: Richard Wordingham (
Date: Wed Jan 24 2007 - 16:04:45 CST

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    Ruszlan Gaszanov wrote on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 4:19 PM

    >> I never asked for blocking PUAs on the web. Just that using them on the
    >> web should
    >> require an explicit protocol, and that the absence of such protocol is a
    >> severe
    >> issue, which also exposes users to security risks (notably if they need
    >> to install
    >>some site-specific software to get acces to the content), as well as bad
    >> understanding and incorrect interpretations, if the only protocol
    >> consists in
    >> describing the protocol using a non-understandable humane language.

    > 'To read this page properly, you need SuchNSuch font' is basically
    > translated to
    > HTML as <font face="SuchNSuch">...</font> ;)

    and the presence of PUA characters tells you that the font is a key part of
    the meaning - think of the font as specifying which extension of the non-PUA
    part of Unicode is being used.


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