Standards and localization (was Dot-mapping)

Vint Cerf vint at
Sat Dec 8 15:36:22 CET 2007


I think there might have been an error in your example.
I would have thought that the non-IDNA browser which thinks
"." is the separator and does not know that "?" is intended
to be a separator would parse the underlined string below

"www" "xn--0xaat?example" and "com"

your point is still correctly made - just the parsing looked wrong.


On Dec 8, 2007, at 8:15 AM, John C Klensin wrote:

>   http://www.xn--0xaat?
> I copy that out and paste it into my browser, which we are still
> assuming is not IDNA-aware.  Because the browser is not
> IDNA-aware, the domain name is parsed into
>    "www?xn--0xaat", "example" and "com"

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