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RE: convert to punycode: SHOULD or MAY (was: RE: Are IDNs allowed in http IRIs?)

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 13:07:42 -0800
To: "'Martin Duerst'" <duerst@w3.org>, "'Michel Suignard'" <michelsu@windows.microsoft.com>, public-iri@w3.org, uri@w3.org
Cc: "'Roy T. Fielding'" <fielding@gbiv.com>
Message-id: <0HVC00JTJW0UQL@mailsj-v1.corp.adobe.com>

I think this is an interoperability issue, and that neither SHOULD nor MAY
are appropriate. Rather, there is a MUST with a couple of alternatives.
Implementations
resolving an IRI with non-ascii host names MUST use one of the established
methods of resolving the host name correctly.

Larry
Received on Monday, 29 March 2004 16:15:45 GMT

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