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Re: IDN problem.... :(

From: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 18:15:03 +0000
Message-ID: <4210EAA7.3000001@emi.ac.ma>
To: "\"Adam Twardoch\" (by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>)" <list.adam@twardoch.com>
CC: www-international@w3.org

Adam Twardoch (by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>) wrote:

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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Hudson" <tiro@tiro.com>
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>> The security issue is simply due to the fact that some characters 
>> typically look identical to other characters. So change the appearance.
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> Nah. It's poor design of IDN. They should have disallowed mixing 
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01234... are sometime called arabic digits and belong also to arabic 
script (used in western Arabic countries). www.UNIV5.ma, where UNIV5 are 
in arabic, would be wrong?

> It wouldn't have ruled out all of the problems, but most of them.
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