[Idna-arabicscript] mapping of Full Stops

YAO Jiankang yaojk at cnnic.cn
Mon Oct 12 03:17:27 CEST 2009

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Erik van der Poel" <erikv at google.com>
To: "Paul Hoffman" <phoffman at imc.org>
Cc: <idna-update at alvestrand.no>; "Arabic Scripts IDNA" <idna-arabicscript at lists.irnic.ir>
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 2:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Idna-arabicscript] mapping of Full Stops

> On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 10:52 AM, Paul Hoffman <phoffman at imc.org> wrote:
>> At 9:03 AM -0700 10/11/09, Erik van der Poel wrote:
>>> Of course, the
>>>IDNAbis mapping draft explicitly states that it is intended to be used
>>>at the UI level (e.g. keyboard input), but, frankly, I don't think we
>>>have much experience with IDNA implementations that distinguish
>>>between the UI and data interchange levels.
>> So, what do you propose instead? If this is a proposal to abandon draft-ietf-idnabis-mappings, you need to be more explicit about it. If it is not such a proposal, then you need to say what parts of the draft need to be abandoned to deal with your concern.
> In my opinion, it is not necessary to abandon idnabis-mappings. 


> It is trying to solve a perceived problem at the UI level (which may be
> somewhat unusual for an IETF document).
> As long as it is not
> normative, it's fine with me. Maybe it should become an Experimental
> RFC instead of Informational.

I think that at least it should be informational. Mapping is also very important. it is one way to make idna2008 be compatible with the idna2003 protocol.
the suggested category is proposal standard.

Yao Jiankang

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