Distributed configuration of "private" IDNA (Re: IDNA and getnameinfo() and getaddrinfo())

Patrik Fältström patrik at frobbit.se
Fri Jun 18 21:22:59 CEST 2010

On 18 jun 2010, at 21.08, Shawn Steele wrote:

>> It seems to me that if you're going to require the exchange of only
>> U-labels, and you're going to validate your input
> How often is data actually validated?  Often href's aren't (at least not when intially entered).  Applications just assume a domain name will resolve, and, if it doesn't, it fails then.

This is because programmers think they are working with ascii, and comparison algorithm with ascii is so simple. It is not for "unicode stuff". It is for U-labels, but not for unicode strings in general.


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