my comments on draft-ietf-idnabis-bidi-05
matial at il.ibm.com
Mon Sep 7 09:47:47 CEST 2009
Martin J. Dürst asked:
But then shouldn't BN also be allowed for
LTR, because some of these characters are needed in Indic scripts?
The assumption in this document is that the rules for LTR labels are in
fact rules for LTR labels in Bidi domain names. I don't think that the
world needs Bidi domain names with some labels written in an Indic script,
thus banning BN from LTR labels preserves some of the anti-phishing
On the other hand, since this anti-phishing effect is already compromised
for RTL labels, allowing BNs for LTR labels does not make much of a
Bottom line: I think that allowing BN in LTR labels is not a useful
extension, but if it is considered better for reasons of principle, or
others, I will not be outraged beyond recovery.
Shalom (Regards), Mati
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