Standardizing on IDNA 2003 in the URL Standard
gerv at mozilla.org
Fri Aug 23 12:03:49 CEST 2013
On 23/08/13 10:49, Vint Cerf wrote:
> If we go down the IDNA2008 + TR46 path, I think we ought to be very
> explicit about a date certain to drop TR46 treatment so as to eliminate
> mapping and to instantiate the uniqueness properties of IDNA2008. Is
> that possible and what timeframe makes sense? The longer we wait, the
> harder it will be to get there.
What exactly do you mean by "TR46 treatment"?
As Mark says, TR46 is 3 things:
1) Different treatment for the 4 deviations (ZWJ, ZWNJ, eszett, sigma)
2) Allowance of non-letters
3) A mapping, e.g. casefolding
The use of a mapping such as the one defined in 3) is permitted by
IDNA2008; I would expect that mapping to continue being used
indefinitely, as a valid part of the system.
So are you asking about when we should drop 1) and 2)?
We should consider the option of not tying the two together.
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