IDN uses unicode because...

Frank Ellermann hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz at
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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