WG Review: Internationalized Domain Names in Applications (Revised) (idnabis)

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Tue Apr 8 23:33:46 CEST 2008

Vint Cerf <vint at google.com> writes:

> It is believed that the first attempt in 2003 did not adequately deal
> with several key issues including Unicode version-independence.

Could someone remind me why IDNA2003 couldn't be updated in a minimal
fashion to reference Unicode 5.1 instead of 3.2?  It's not like it is a
huge amount of work for every new Unicode version.

Remember, the IDNA WG in 2003 chose consciously to reference a
particular Unicode version, for reasons that still are valid.  It didn't
happen by accident.


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