Q1 is mapping on lookup permanent or transitional?

Andrew Sullivan ajs at shinkuro.com
Mon Apr 6 14:46:29 CEST 2009

On Fri, Apr 03, 2009 at 11:09:50PM -0400, John C Klensin wrote:
> If, for example, the design is to follow the general principle
> whose details I got wrong in Protocol-11, i.e., one tries an
> IDNA2008 lookup without mapping and, only if that fails does one
> try to interpret the label using a restricted variant of
> IDNA2003, there will be lots of incentives to get rid of it,

The way I'd say that is, "In principle, the mapping will remain part
of the protocol forever, but in practice the mapping's use will
wither."  That's ok with me.  But it's not the same thing as saying
that part of the protocol is "only temporary".


Andrew Sullivan
ajs at shinkuro.com
Shinkuro, Inc.

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