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Re: "International" email addresses [I18N-ACTION-374]

From: Mark Davis ☕️ <mark@macchiato.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:16:35 +0100
Message-ID: <CAJ2xs_HKZrUsb6HBwH+4e9vKb2kam5Z4eBb4+4xti5VC5+QyFA@mail.gmail.com>
To: John C Klensin <john+w3c@jck.com>
Cc: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@lab126.com>, Steven Pemberton <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>, "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>, Forms WG <public-forms@w3.org>
On Thu, Nov 27, 2014 at 9:33 AM, John C Klensin <john+w3c@jck.com> wrote:

> (1) If these groups believe that the IETF specs are too
> permissive or badly defined, put together a proposal
> ​ ​
> and submit

it through the IETF process.


​I agree with you, in principle. There are times, however, where another
spec (like HTML5) may support a narrower syntactic format than the original
specification.

Now, it might be that what I suggest is too narrow. Perhaps something like
this
would be better
​:

​
https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/swift/conceptual/Swift_Programming_Language/TheBasics.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40014097-CH5-XID_468
.
​

What would be interesting would be to gather some statistics on the number
of email messages in use that would be affected...​

(And just speaking for myself, I have too few years of life left to get
involved in another IETF proposal
😱. Addison
​ is still young; maybe he​
is game 🎱 ...)
​

​


> The decision to restrict quoted email addresses when the
> SMTPUTF8 (aka "EAI") extensions where in use was discussed
> carefully and at length.
> ​...
> ​... ​
> The
> net result is that one can use both fancy quoting forms an
> all-ASCII addresses or use non-ASCII addresses but not the
> quoting forms.
> ​ ...
> It seems to me
> ​
>

​
> those restrictions are entirely in line with W3C and WHATWG

moves in other areas such as the Encoding spec.
> ​
> ​
>

​Thanks for the note, and I agree with you. I meant my note to just apply
to just the ​ASCII forms.​

Mark <https://google.com/+MarkDavis>

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