[OT] Re: support of metadata

"Martin J. Dürst" duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Wed Sep 16 10:10:42 CEST 2009

On 2009/09/15 0:40, John C Klensin wrote:

> There may be an important message in this discussion, but it
> doesn't have anything to do with domain names.  When we actually
> label and identify bodies of text with language or script
> information for reading and processing --in email messages, for
> web pages, etc.-- our current model of identifying a "charset"
> and language (via LTRU) may not be sufficient.  While we do have
> a comparator registry, it isn't tightly linked to the
> "charset/LTRU tag" labels.   Perhaps language coding needs to be
> expanded to distinguish texts that should be treated as if
> majuscule/ capital distinctions are important from texts in
> which they are not.  But, again, that has nothing to do with
> domain identifiers or with IDNA in its role of making it
> possible to accommodate non-ASCII identifiers in the DNS.

I very much agree that there is some need here, but I strongly believe 
that markup is much better suited for this kind of job than per-document 
labeling, and that the IETF may not be the place with the most expertise 
for such an effort.

Regards,    Martin.

#-# Martin J. Dürst, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
#-# http://www.sw.it.aoyama.ac.jp   mailto:duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp

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