IDNA and U+08A1 and related cases (was: Re: Barry Leiba's Discuss on draft-ietf-json-i-json-05: (with DISCUSS and COMMENT))

Nico Williams nico at
Mon Jan 26 19:13:09 CET 2015

On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 07:35:42AM -0800, Asmus Freytag wrote:
> On 1/26/2015 1:12 AM, Nico Williams wrote:
> >As far as I'm concerned it's clear that the correct way to handle
> >these cases is: as confusables.  Is this wrong?
> I basically agree with you.
> I'm making a further distinction between confusables by accident and
> confusables by intent, and am advocating that the latter can be
> handled more explicitly. But basically, yes.

I'm not sure that the cause of the confusability makes any difference.
It's there.  Once it's there we have to deal.

The details of how a confusable came about are certainly interesting,
but they don't really matter to how we handle them, right?


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