New version, draft-faltstrom-idnabis-tables-02.txt, available
patrik at frobbit.se
Thu Jun 14 20:00:34 CEST 2007
On 14 jun 2007, at 10.37, Gervase Markham wrote:
> Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:
>> A reasonable behaviour for a reasonable software implementor of
>> software that won't be upgraded in 5 years would be:
>> - Give a syntax error for attempts to type in IDNs with NEVER
>> - Permit all others (you can't be sure where they will end up)
>> OTOH, an online web-app provider might choose to regard all of
>> MAYBE NOT as a syntax error, and bet on his ability to upgrade the
>> software in the case where a MAYBE NOT character migrates to MAYBE
>> YES or ALWAYS.
> There seem to me to be an extremely large number of characters in
> MAYBE YES and MAYBE NO, which corresponds to a great deal of
> uncertainty. I agree with Mark that this seems highly undesirable.
> Is it anticipated that more character sets will move into Stable/
> Favored status before the release, thereby reducing this
> uncertainty? Or will it be reduced some other way?
Please suggest more codepoints that you Unicode people know will
*ALWAYS* (and I really really mean that) will never ever change.
Of course I as editor would like to see as many codepoints as
possible here, but...we all know "bugs" in the Unicode tables have
I don't like the current situation either. But I am personally not
the one that bet my house on more scripts than what is now suggested.
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