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Re: IDN problem.... :(

From: Adam Twardoch <list.adam@twardoch.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 19:26:56 +0900
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I'm talking about disallowing to mix characters from different scripts in 
one URL.

European digits are used in Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Kanji, Arabic and other 
scripts. Similarly, the hyphen or ampersand are not tried to one particular 
script. Using European digits with Cyrillic, with Latin or with Arabic is 
not "mixing characters from different scripts" so there is no problem.

Regards,
Adam



----- Original Message ----- From: "Najib Tounsi" <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
To: ""Adam Twardoch" (by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>)" 
<list.adam@twardoch.com>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: IDN problem.... :(


>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 
>>characters from different scripts in one URL.
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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?
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>>It wouldn't have ruled out all of the problems, but most of them.
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