The real issue: interopability, and a proposal (Was: Consensus Call on Latin Sharp S and Greek Final Sigma)
harald at alvestrand.no
Thu Dec 3 10:14:07 CET 2009
Shawn Steele wrote:
> Mark corrected his statement to unassigned (I think, I deleted the note).
> Obviously "these 4 characters" are an unexpected case, but do we think there's much risk of DISALLOWED becoming PVALID in the future? I'd thought we'd attempted to mitigate against that.
In earlier discussions, I have heard this described as a "disaster
Disasters do happen.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alexander Mayrhofer [mailto:alexander.mayrhofer at nic.at]
> Sent: , 02, 2009 2:20
> To: Shawn Steele; Mark Davis ☕; Vint Cerf
> Cc: patrik at frobbit.se; harald at alvestrand.no; idna-update at alvestrand.no; lisa.dusseault at gmail.com; duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
> Subject: RE: The real issue: interopability, and a proposal (Was: Consensus Call on Latin Sharp S and Greek Final Sigma)
>> I think that's Mark's point. He was following the previous logic and
>> saying that if you can't map PVALID, then you shouldn't map DISALLOWED
>> because they could become PVALID.
>> Eg: effectively what's happening to eszett.
> Ok, i got it - you mean that DISALLOWED characters *could* become PVALID in future revisions of the protocol, and cause similar transition problems like those we experience now.
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