IDNAbis spec

jean-michel bernier de portzamparc jmabdp at
Wed Nov 4 17:19:54 CET 2009

Dear Gihan,

The need for developper information is why I opened the
http://idna2010.orgwiki. To keep track of what we will have to
consider among "Internet/IETF
users" once IDNA2008 is released. There will most probably be a few BCPs to

I do not want however to open the mailing list as long as the final text has
not been approved by the IESG, so we discuss something real (I do not know
the architectural impact of some last minute language adjustments).


2009/11/4 Gihan Dias <gihan at>

> 2009-11-04 ප.ව. 8:20 දින, Vint Cerf ලිව්වා:
> > there is no way to guarantee this uniformity; nor was the WG able to
> > define every possible case in which problems would arise. The range of
> > possibilities is too great given the huge number of new symbols
> > introduced by IDNA. This was debated extensively during the last 2
> > years and that is the working group consensus as I see it.
> >
> Vint,
> I understand.
> My point is that if the WG was unable to reach a consensus, then
> registrars would not be able to do so either, so what we'll have is an
> "anything goes" situation.
> At the least, we (software developers, sys admins, website owners,
> advertising companies, users, etc.) need to be aware of the problems.
> Regards,
> Gihan
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