IDNA 2008 or IDNA 2010

Paul Hoffman phoffman at
Sat Jan 23 18:41:21 CET 2010

At 11:49 PM -0500 1/22/10, Vint Cerf wrote:
>It is officially idna2008

More accurately, it is called "IDNA2008" in the standards for the new protocol. Note the all-caps.

And, yes, this was a bit of silly denial on the part of this WG a few years ago. The people arguing most vociferously for the new name all had enough IETF experience to know that the year in the name would very likely be wrong. The IETF is not the best place to go for good naming.

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