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Re: IDN - RTL

From: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 11:53:49 +0000
Message-ID: <4219CBCD.5060102@emi.ac.ma>
To: Matitiahu Allouche <matial@il.ibm.com>
CC: Jony Rosenne <rosennej@qsm.co.il>, www-international@w3.org, www-international-request@w3.org

Matitiahu Allouche wrote:

>
> An example of major problem could be the logical string 
> "www.ALEF5.123.il" which would be displayed "www.5.123FELA.il", which 
> is quite confusing, and subject to several interpretations.
>
Does it mean that 5.123 is then considered as a number in a label ?

Section2 of RFC 3490 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3490.txt), says:
"A label is an individual part of a domain name. Labels are usually 
shown separated by dots;"
Dot is then a separator. It is not permitted inside a label. So 5 in the 
above example should belong more to ALEF then to 123, and thus be 
displayed 5FELA (ie, www.123.5FELA.il)
Considering space as separator, "www ALEF5 123 il" is displayed "www 133 
5FELA il"

Moreover, domain names are meant to be meaningful and suggestive. 
"www.ALEF5.123.il"  intuitively means for me (a professional 
deformation?) "www.5FELA.123.il". Thats is labels in IDN should remain 
displayed as usual in LTR.  (Which is a contradiction coming from a RTL 
language speaker ;-) ).

Regards. Najib

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