IDN uses unicode because...
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Tue Jul 8 19:29:51 CEST 2008
Shawn Steele wrote:
>> It is a summary of RFC 5242, but likely readers don't get this
>> subtle point. Maybe it could be trimmed to "because no other
>> alternative for the IDNA purposes exists".
> This always struck me as being a roundabout dissing of Unicode
> for some unknown reason.
Did you see the publication date of RFC 5242 ? Finding something
better requires time travel.
> "IDNA uses the Unicode character repertoire because its widely
> adopted and one of the few globally recognized standards that
> encompass the needs of all users".
"one of the few" instead of "the only" could be also dissing :-)
> It could also be mentioned that RFC 2277 requires that
> standards support Unicode.
ITYM that RFC 2277 requires support for UTF-8. The rationale
draft mentions UTF-8 in conjunction with U-labels, no problem.
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