Impact of Punycode

Patrik Fältström patrik at
Thu Mar 25 21:15:48 CET 2010

On 25 mar 2010, at 11.33, Shawn Steele wrote:

> I am suggesting that for Email, the EAI approach is less problematic.  Yes, e-mail servers will need updated, but there will be less long-term confusion.

That is not correct, as the clients still have to do all the normalization, filtering of allowed codepoints etc etc. To encode in Punycode is just a small detail of everything that has to be done in the client side.

Even if the servers are changed to handle UTF-8.


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