Single-letter names

JFC Morfin jefsey at
Sat Jul 5 20:01:25 CEST 2008

At 19:18 05/07/2008, Vint Cerf wrote:
>Jefsey, you are misreading and potentially misrepresenting my position.

Sorry, this was not my intent. I obviously refered only to ASCII in 
the single letter name case.

>I am NOT saying that that ASCII issues are not part of the IDNABIS
>charter, only that I believe the question of single character ascii
>TLDs or SLDs are not an issue for this working group.

We agree. My position is, that the consequence of their support (for 
example as "a at a") COULD lead to a network situation where the  IDNA 
requirements could change. However, I agree that this kind of 
consideration is no more a WG-IDNABIS issue.

>plainly there ARE ASCII issues associated with IDNs because of the
>encoding methods we use.
>With regard to single character U-Labels, I am not seeing a protocol-
>based problem but I couched my comments in a way to elicit WG
>reactions, not to declare a WG consensus on the matter.

I think we all are interested in having a declared consensus on that 
issue whatever it can be.

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