Apostrophe (was Re: Names)
mark at macchiato.com
Mon Mar 23 18:03:46 CET 2009
Why would a script care about U+2019, any more than any other non-ASCII
2009/3/23 Patrik Fältström <patrik at frobbit.se>
> I can think of many cases where the apostrophe and other characters are
> part of domain names given back when looking up PTR records in DNS, the
> hostname gets added to a logfile (as a U-label) and then later parsed by a
> On 20 mar 2009, at 09.44, Vint Cerf wrote:
> I am not aware of any, Mark, but perhaps others are?
>> Vint Cerf
>> 1818 Library Street, Suite 400
>> Reston, VA 20190
>> vint at google.com
>> On Mar 20, 2009, at 12:27 PM, Mark Davis wrote:
>> 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
>>> 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.
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