Mapping Poll - REQUEST
Shawn.Steele at microsoft.com
Tue Feb 9 18:01:30 CET 2010
> There are, at base, two ways to look at mapping:
> 1. Mappings need to be done in a context-sensitive way according
> to the local needs of the local linguistic community, based on
> data available in the local context.
> 2. Mappings need to be done in a globally-consistent way, so that
> the same input always results in exactly the same domain name, in
> order that users cannot be surprised by the effects of what they
> type when, for instance, they change environments.
IMO this accurately discribes the gulf between the two positions, however I would not say that we're stuck with #1 just because it was an idea some people originally had at the beginning of this effort.
If people that feel that #1 is sufficient for their purposes may have use the mapping doc (or something of their own, they don't even need the mapping doc since #1 allows for whatever you want).
Those people that require #2 may use UTR46. I believe this includes all, or at least most, of the browser and UI facing vendors, which sort of disproves the need for #1.
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