Updating RFC 5890-5893 (IDNA 2008) to Full Standard

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Thu Nov 15 17:47:46 CET 2012

On Nov 15, 2012, at 8:28 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk at annevk.nl> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 3:23 PM, JFC Morfin <jefsey at jefsey.com> wrote:
>> May I remind that all what IUsers need is the ability to "filter out the
>> filters" as an option, i.e. that the browser transparently transmit the user
>> entry. The reason why is that I should get to the same place whatever the
>> application or the browser on my machine, and for that I do prefer to use
>> the same IDNEngine for my browsers and applications. IDNEngines are partly
>> documented in RFC 5895 (partly) because IDNA2008 does not support some key
>> features (like majuscules).
> What is an "IUser"?

Something that Jefsey made up to sound important. Welcome to the less fun part of the world of i18n.

> Also, what other than "a" (U+0061) would "A"
> (U+FF21) map to? Host names have been case-insensitive from the start,
> the Turkish I is not going to change that.

Arguing facts with Jefsey has not proven to be useful in the past, but hope springs eternal.

> Also, the focus on end users over stability of URLs found in markup in
> elsewhere feels like a distraction.


> Most users, for better or worse,
> use a search engine these days to get to a particular domain. They no
> longer enter addresses in the address bar.

Further, even when they do enter addresses in address bar, i18n is just one place where the browsers change everything based on what the browser designers think would be best for the users.

--Paul Hoffman

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