Apostrophe (was Re: Names)

Mark Davis mark at macchiato.com
Fri Mar 20 17:27:25 CET 2009

Have there been any problems with apostrophe (U+2019) since IDNA2003 was
deployed, or can you spell out a scenario where an apostrophe would cause a


2009/3/20 Patrik Fältström <patrik at frobbit.se>

> On 19 mar 2009, at 21.31, Mark Davis wrote:
>  There has been no uproar about
>> the fact that IDNA2008 disables many, many names in English (especially
>> Irish), French, Italian, and others. For example, all of the following are
>> currently allowed in IDNA, but would be disallowed under IDNA2008.
> FWIW, allowing anything that looks like (yes, I use that non-specific
> phrase very intentional) a character that is dangerous in scripting is and
> was when IDNA2003 was created a very very very bad idea. I do not think many
> people see the difference between ’ and ', and allowing such characters and
> %, !, $, * etc is something I would say is a bad idea. Very bad idea. Not
> everyone can have "their name" as a domain name. Because domain names are
> domain names, and not words and names.
> That said, I see your point regarding already registered domain names. Same
> thing for domain names that include arrows, snowman etc.
>   Patrik
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