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

John C Klensin klensin at
Mon Feb 15 18:54:13 CET 2010

--On Monday, February 15, 2010 17:45 +0000 Shawn Steele
<Shawn.Steele at> wrote:

> I'm not trying to advocate any particular behavior.  I AM
> trying to advocate that we don't bother with presentation
> until such time as we can get clear expectations from as many
> BIDI communities as possible.

On that, we are in complete agreement, although I'm concerned
that it could easily turn into "those who complain loudest, win".

> I "get" that there are numerous reasons for why we're in this
> state, I'm merely pointing out that the users don't care how
> we got here, or that some layers may be hard to "fix", they're
> just confused by the current behavior.

Again, no disagreement.  It is inherently confusing.



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