Proposal for the charter
Harald Tveit Alvestrand
harald at alvestrand.no
Fri Mar 14 22:07:20 CET 2008
I disagree with that change.
"Registration time" and "lookup time" are easily understood terms with lots
of common usage; the terms "stored strings" and "queries" take more
explanation to relate to the DNS context (do you consider a domain name in
the HTML of a Web page to be a "stored string" or not? Why not, and how
much time do you want to spend to explain what you mean?)
--On Wednesday, March 12, 2008 19:26:29 +0100 "Marcos Sanz/Denic"
<sanz at denic.de> wrote:
> Repeating here what I said at the BOF regarding the following sentence in
> the charter:
> "Separate requirements for valid IDNs at registration time, vs. at
> resolution time".
> My suggestion is to change the wording because it is too "registration
> centric": consider that the act of registration generally only occurs at
> the second or third level, towards a domain name registry. However, we
> want a solution applicable to all levels of the DNS tree, where
> delegations naturally occur without any registration. For the matter at
> stake, I like the wording from RFC 3454, which makes a distinction
> between "stored strings" (which encompasses registered domains, but then
> also other kinds of storage like e.g. entries in a certificate) and
> "queries" (volatile existences to be matched against stored
> identifiers). The proposed substitution could be
> "To take into account the different nature of 'stored strings' vs
> 'queries' (cf RFC 3454) and leverage on them to pursue interoperability
> with IDNA2003"
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