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RE: IDN - RTL

From: Stephen Deach <sdeach@adobe.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 07:35:21 -0800
To: Jony Rosenne <rosennej@qsm.co.il>, www-international@w3.org
Message-id: <6.1.1.1.2.20050220070927.0206bec0@mailsj-v1.corp.adobe.com>

But there are company names like 1-800-FLOWERS (1800flowers.com) or 
call4flowers or A1CarRepair or 71SaintPeter (a local restaurant).
I see common use of Roman numbers in non-last positions within alphabetic 
contexts (especially company and service tradenames) in all European 
languages, Japanese, Arabic & Hebrew.
   How can you design a policy that would allow these (or other legitimate 
usage) yet preclude paypa1.com or goog1e.com (both contain ones rather than 
ells) or more clever mappings of symbols or dingbats or foreign scripts. 
(There is no codepoint-based method to disambiguate most latin-1 based 
central-european languages, for example.)

This whole effort appears to be futile, I don't think any policy you 
establish will completely protect against spoofing.


At 2005.02.20-05:04(+0200), Jony Rosenne wrote:



> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Simon Montagu [mailto:smontagu@smontagu.org]
> > Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2005 11:47 PM
> > To: Jony Rosenne
> > Cc: www-international@w3.org
> > Subject: Re: IDN - RTL
> >
> >
> > Jony Rosenne wrote:
> > > The restriction is too restrictive and unrealistic from the
> > point of
> > > view of RTL users.
> > >
> > > It is certain that not allowing these names will cause problems.
> > >
> > > I would like to see strong evidence that a string like аму1 or
> > > www.аму1.il <http://www.аму1.il> causes a major problem.
> >
> > There is a spoofing problem, since www.1аму.il and www.аму1.il (1ALEF
> > and ALEF1) have the same visual rendering.
>
>I request to relax the restriction only for trailing digits.
>
>Jony
>
> >
> >
> >
> >


---Steve Deach
    sdeach@adobe.com 
Received on Sunday, 20 February 2005 15:41:50 GMT

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