draft-liman-tld-names-00.txt and bidi
ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net
Tue Mar 10 00:05:25 CET 2009
agree. the "in any script" unfortunately includes ascii, with the
inet_addr(3) gorp used to exclude arbitrary all digit labels, resulting
in over constraint.
i got some requests last week to look at applications for labels that
have digits. without commenting on anything else, their labels are just
as reasonable as any that look like ".com"
Tina Dam wrote:
> Some of this has to do with the fact that the 'TLD string criteria" for new TLDs reads:
> - no leading or trailing digits (in any script)
> As RFC 1123 is being revised to allow IDNs (including digits as digits appear in the A-labels) this topic came up.
> Please be aware that parts of the community want digits in top-level labels, and so if there is a good technical solution for banning digits in top-level labels, the above requirement may be changed to:
> - no leading or trailing digit in labels that contains characters with right-to-left directionality, or will introduce such at second level.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: idna-update-bounces at alvestrand.no [mailto:idna-update-
>> bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Patrik Fältström
>> Sent: Saturday, March 07, 2009 6:19 AM
>> To: Martin Duerst
>> Cc: Andrew Sullivan; idna-update at alvestrand.no; Vint Cerf
>> Subject: Re: draft-liman-tld-names-00.txt and bidi
>> On 7 mar 2009, at 13.50, Martin Duerst wrote:
>>> But there is actually
>>> a certain ammount of scariness already in the case of (letter only,
>>> single direction) labels of both directions being used in one and the
>>> same domain name.
>> That part we know about, but there is not much we can do about it. And
>> we have talked about mixed directionality on codepoints within a label
>> as part of the bidi spec/discussions for eons, and we could probably
>> discuss that for another 5 years.... :-P
>> Once again, and specifically here, I think we should go with a strict
>> rule. I am not the one that call ICANN saying they have to revoke the
>> application for a TLD after the applicant has paid whatever it is
>> ($135k still?) only for sending in the application. Phew...
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