Patrik Fältström patrik at
Mon Jul 28 14:21:47 CEST 2008

On 28 jul 2008, at 11.49, Mark Davis wrote:

> My purpose is not to see the mapping incorporated into the protocol
> document; it is rather to provide a separate but concrete  
> specification of
> what that mapping should be, along the lines of what is in

I almost agree with this, but, first of all I think the "mapping"  
document(s) should instead start from very explicitly whatever  
application/use/specification the user uses, and then drill down to  
the IDNA2008 spec. Not the other way around.

For example, I think what you have written very much is what could be  
a specification on "how web browsers map/handle IDNA2008". Maybe in  
other contexts slightly different mappings are needed? I am  
specifically talking about the protocol specific characters like '.'  
and '/' and how to calculate and manage bidi contexts.

Secondly, I do not want those to block the release of IDNA2008.

So, I am all in favor of such documents.


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