Katakana Middle Dot again (Was: tables-06b.txt: A.5, A.6, A.9)

Elisabeth Blanconil eblanconil at gmail.com
Sat Aug 8 14:41:26 CEST 2009

Dear John,
thank you for your response. I will give it some thinking.

2009/8/8 John C Klensin <klensin at jck.com>:
> And so?  You would change what about what we are doing?  I'm
> also concerned about "make sure" because, ultimately, we have no
> enforcement mechanism other than the consequences of misbehavior
> causing loss of interoperability.

My personal idea: nothing.

Just publish the punycode algorithm as a unicode to ascii algorithm
that people COULD use at their own risks (so they know them).

IMHO the real risk is that people start trusting IDNA (and commit in
contracts upon that trust) while there is no possible enforcement or
alarm solution. This is why I am afraid of any hidden MUST, for
example by ICANN.

If people want to be interoperable with other IDNA users, they should
use IDNA. Just the same as if you want to be understood by German
speakers you should speak German yourself. At your own risks. Not
under the ISP or TLD or zone manager responsibility.

Take care.

Elisabeth Blanconil

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