Standardizing on IDNA 2003 in the URL Standard

Olaf Kolkman olaf at
Fri Aug 23 11:02:35 CEST 2013

On 22 aug. 2013, at 18:19, Shawn Steele <Shawn.Steele at> wrote:

>> the non-letter characters may be cute but their cost is too
>> high and utility too low, as I see it.
> I like them :)   But that's digressing I think.

Is the fact that the smiley is represented in ascii instead of unicode (😄 -SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND SMILING EYES) intended to be ironic?

On a more serious note: this exchange made me go back and read

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