Standardizing on IDNA 2003 in the URL Standard

Anne van Kesteren annevk at
Thu Aug 22 12:52:24 CEST 2013

On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 6:05 PM, Shawn Steele
<Shawn.Steele at> wrote:
> I'd much prefer a mechanism to suggest a preferred display form.  That'd solve things like the Turkish I issue as well.

Yeah, that seems more sensible, avoids breaking a ton of URLs, and has
less potential for spoofing (given appropriate safeguards).

I don't buy the argument that then we should also alias 1 and l and o
and 0. Shawn's argument is about not making the status quo worse. We
could maybe make it better still, but that seems separate and given
what's deployed and relied upon unlikely.


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