exact match vs mapping

JFC Morfin jefsey at jefsey.com
Wed Mar 25 02:33:39 CET 2009

At 01:17 25/03/2009, Erik van der Poel wrote:
>But we have also talked about "getting the user used to lower-case in
>the DNS" (by displaying in lower-case, etc). So my question is: What
>is the goal of IDNA? Is it a goal to have software map non-ASCII
>characters to lower-case to simulate traditional DNS behavior with
>ASCII strings? Or is it a goal to teach the user to enter lower-case
>in the first place (effectively pushing the lower-case mapping all the
>way up to the human brain)?
>I'm just wondering whether we're disagreeing on the goals of IDNA, and
>that that might be one of the reasons for the delay.

This certainly is. I do not recall that simulation nor user teaching 
are part of the Charter.
I have no objection to a rechartering, but could we not finish 
IDNA2008 first, or plainly agree that we will never publish IDNA2008 
and are now fully engaged in IDNA2009?

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