Question about the agenda

Vint Cerf vint at
Sat Mar 21 02:45:57 CET 2009


if it that is the case (ie, there are IDNA2008 side effects on JET/CJK  
then I agree this should be moved into the assessment of IDNA2008  


Vint Cerf
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On Mar 20, 2009, at 7:56 PM, Paul Hoffman wrote:

> At 7:21 PM -0400 3/20/09, Vint Cerf wrote:
>> I am not sure I agree at least in the following sense. I think we  
>> need
>> to ask ourselves, based on the goals of the WG and the current
>> IDNA2008 documents, what our assessment is of its implementation,  
>> side-
>> effects, etc. That is different from coming to conclusions among
>> alternatives.
> Yes, of course.
>> Perhaps we are simply reflecting a different
>> interpretation of "conclusions"?
> Not really. The abstract of the JET draft says "[IDNA2008] will  
> cause incompatibilities for Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK)  
> scripts and languages." Section 3 of that draft gives a good list of  
> incompatibilities, none of which were listed in your document. It  
> does not seem fair to ask the WG "complete discussions, if necessary  
> on IDNA2008 implications" while purposely ignoring some of the  
> implications that have been brought to the WG's attention,  
> particularly those from major registries with a lot of IDNA  
> experience who spent the time to write them down in an Internet Draft.
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