High-level changes from IDNA2003 in the "current work"
james at seng.sg
Fri Mar 7 00:30:50 CET 2008
I am curious about (c)....wouldn't take give raise to inconsistency of
results as implementations varies?
On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 7:02 AM, Paul Hoffman <phoffman at imc.org> wrote:
> Hi again. It would be useful for those coming in late to have a
> summary of what changes are embodied in the current set of documents.
> Here's my first take on such a list. If people like this format, it
> could be used as the beginning of an outline for the BoF/WG.
> a) Update base character set from Unicode 3.2 to Unicode 5.0 or 5.1
> b) Disallow most symbol characters
> c) Remove the mapping and normalization steps from the protocol and
> have them instead done by the applications themselves, possibly in a
> local fashion, before invoking the protocol
> d) Change the way that the protocol specifies which characters are
> allowed in labels from "humans decide what the table of codepoints
> contains" to "decision about codepoints are based on Unicode
> properties plus a small exclusion list created by humans"
> e) Allowing typical words and names in languages such as Dhivehi and
> Yiddish to be expressed
> f) Make bidirectional domain names (delimited strings of labels, not
> just labels standing on their own) display in a non-surprising fashion
> g) Make bidirectional domain names in a paragraph display in a
> non-surprising fashion
> Is the list a fair categorization? Should more items be added? Should
> some items be removed?
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