Apostrophe (was Re: Names)
patrik at frobbit.se
Mon Mar 23 17:19:51 CET 2009
I can think of many cases where the apostrophe and other characters
are part of domain names given back when looking up PTR records in
DNS, the hostname gets added to a logfile (as a U-label) and then
later parsed by a script.
On 20 mar 2009, at 09.44, Vint Cerf wrote:
> I am not aware of any, Mark, but perhaps others are?
> Vint Cerf
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> On Mar 20, 2009, at 12:27 PM, Mark Davis wrote:
>> Have there been any problems with apostrophe (U+2019) since
>> IDNA2003 was deployed, or can you spell out a scenario where an
>> apostrophe would cause a problem?
>> 2009/3/20 Patrik Fältström <patrik at frobbit.se>
>> On 19 mar 2009, at 21.31, Mark Davis wrote:
>> There has been no uproar about
>> the fact that IDNA2008 disables many, many names in English
>> Irish), French, Italian, and others. For example, all of the
>> following are
>> currently allowed in IDNA, but would be disallowed under IDNA2008.
>> FWIW, allowing anything that looks like (yes, I use that non-
>> specific phrase very intentional) a character that is dangerous in
>> scripting is and was when IDNA2003 was created a very very very bad
>> idea. I do not think many people see the difference between ’ and
>> ', and allowing such characters and %, !, $, * etc is something I
>> would say is a bad idea. Very bad idea. Not everyone can have
>> "their name" as a domain name. Because domain names are domain
>> names, and not words and names.
>> That said, I see your point regarding already registered domain
>> names. Same thing for domain names that include arrows, snowman etc.
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