Mapping Stability/Storage (was Re: M-Label or MVALID, and dangers with mappings?)

Patrik Fältström patrik at
Sat Apr 11 18:07:10 CEST 2009

On 11 apr 2009, at 17.57, Mark Davis wrote:

> Breaking these apart, because they are very different topics.


> I'm sympathetic to the goal, but the problem is what is meant by  
> "storage":
> memory, APIs, modules, threads, processes, communication protocols,  
> email
> bodies, IM messages, hrefs, ...? See my email of a few weeks ago. It  
> might
> be better to focus on the transmitting of IDNAs

Long(er) term. Say longer than "direct communication" (where you can  
have negotiation on features).

> I think what we can say is programs SHOULD convert to the canonical  
> U-Label
> form before transmitting to other IDNA-aware programs, and to the A- 
> Label
> form before transmitting to non-IDNA-aware programs. (The above  
> isn't formal
> language, but you can see what I mean.)

Yes I do. And this "transmitting to other programs" is I think what I  
mean by "storage". You "leave" the data somewhere, and someone else  
will pick it up later.


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