Protocol Action: 'Right-to-left scripts for IDNA' to Proposed Standard

Slim Amamou slim at
Sat Feb 13 11:05:52 CET 2010

On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 6:00 AM, Vint Cerf <vint at> wrote:
> I am afraid that even UAX#9 will not solve the problem of random
> arbitrary text that is intended to be a domain name but which is not
> found in a context that allows reliable identification as such.
> vint

I agree here. It's an unsolvable problem anyway because communication
is context first, then information as a hint.

But what we are dealing with here is :
 - a domain name that looks different in different contexts where it's
easily identified as such
 - a loss of coherency in the structure of the domain name which leads
to confusion and inconsistency. For me it's not acceptable to display
L1.R2.R3.L4 as L1.R3.R2.L4 in an LTR context. I consider it  a defect.

Slim Amamou | سليم عمامو

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