Additional thoughts on TRANSITIONAL
Shawn.Steele at microsoft.com
Mon Dec 7 20:45:50 CET 2009
Right now IE lower-cases everything regardless of the DNS record, however presumably they could exist. Additionally, assuming "case-preserving" really means that everyone registers lower case forms, then we have "case-insensitive" DNS, which IS fairly interesting. It isn't hard to find links to sites using an initial upper case or camel cased forms.
From: "Martin J. Dürst" [mailto:duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp]
Sent: ??????, ???????? 07, ??? 2009 2:56
To: Shawn Steele
Cc: idna-update at alvestrand.no
Subject: Re: Additional thoughts on TRANSITIONAL
On 2009/12/05 4:25, Shawn Steele wrote:
> Additionally, IF we chose to address the presentation aspect of the problem,
then we could also address numerous other presentation problems at the
English users are currently happy, DNS is "case preserving", so they can
get Microsoft.com or AAA.com or CamelCase.com if they want.
I tried www.MicroSoft.com and www.AAA.com, and in both cases, the
upper-case letters get changed to lowercase by DNS (*not* as a result of
a HTTP redirect, which happens at both sites). So if English users are
currently happy, it sure cannot be because of the casing properties of
the current (ASCII-only) DNS, or can it?
#-# Martin J. Dürst, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
#-# http://www.sw.it.aoyama.ac.jp mailto:duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
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