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Re: [access-control] ToASCII algorithm

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 14:05:45 +0200
To: "Jonas Sicking" <jonas@sicking.cc>, "WAF WG (public)" <public-appformats@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tv907vkh64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Fri, 20 Jul 2007 03:43:50 +0200, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
> In the current draft, the algorithm for matching access items says that  
> both the origin label and item label should be converted using the  
> ToASCII algorithm. However the pattern for the label part of items does  
> not allow any other characters than alphanumeric and '-'.
> Should we use other patterns for the subdomain part to allow  
> internationalized characters? Or should we change the algorithm to not  
> apply ToASCII to the item label?

I agree that STD13 (RFC1034) is a bit vague but subdomain (and label) do  
allow other characters. They are both defined as a serie of octets. The  
more restricted BNF at the end of the specification seems to be  

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 30 July 2007 12:06:27 UTC

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