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Tue Dec 29 05:44:59 CET 2009
On 12/28/09 8:06 PM, Patrick Suger wrote:
> 2009/12/28 <nicolas1.krebs3 at netcourrier.com
> <mailto:nicolas1.krebs3 at netcourrier.com>>
> Marie-France Berny wrote:
> > Transition is also towards a new namespace where ICANN will not
> be the only
> > global core reference.
> What are you talking about?
Non-singularity has been a fact since November, 2001. Ms. Berny is 8
years behind on her reading. On the bright side, she's not offering,
today at any rate, to lecture on mathematics.
> About the Internet reality this WG has now technically confirmed the
> capacity.The transition from the default legacy to the Multi-[lingual,
> lateral, technology, namespace, presentation, class, national, cultural,
> etc. etc.] Internet.
IETF Working Groups technically confirm documents. A lot of them are
without significance, even for non-specialists.
While IDNI (note the "I") could have resulted in an infrastructure
transition, or at least, the adoption of an infrastructure already
deployed where the problem existed, but not where it was defined, or
solved, for local values of "definition" and "solution", IDNA and
IDNAbis merely provide a presentation layer feature set on an
To restate, if what IDNA achieved is the laundry list offered by the
exuberant Mr. Suger, then each of those is merely a presentation layer
feature set, and each is trivially equivalent to any other
presentation layer feature set.
> As Rod Beckstrom put-it, the Internet is going to change for the first
> time in 40 years. Switching from English ASCII passive content
> prototyping to full multi-lingual active content services operations.
> This is not a small thing. We are better to help people prepare for it.
I don't have any reason to think Mr. Beckstrom has gotten his sea legs
yet, or has the reach of the problem, of which is this but a part, in
his grasp. I recall clearly that it took me nearly a year to frame my
problems, first writing the First European Unix Standard, and several
years later writing the Global Unix Standard, each in competitive,
multi-lateral, large industrial sector contexts, and each time with
committed opposition, first AT&T, and then MicroSoft. I don't think
his current billet any simpler.
Rod is no authority, and quoting him as if he were an authority is the
weakest argument to offer.
He's going to make mistakes, like any new XO.
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