Re: BIDI : tackling the delimiter weirdness

Hello Jonathan, others,

On 2010/01/28 12:24, Jonathan Rosenne wrote:
> The most important and most relevant case is: "LMTH.PO/NM/LK/JI/HGF.EDC.BA:PTTH"

> E.g.: "הטטפ:אב.גדה.ישראל/וזח/טי/ךכ/לם/מן/נס.הטמל"

> I.e. just a single script, not a  mixture of either the Hebrew script or the Arabic script with the Latin script.

> The way I see it, the cases being discussed are of marginal importance.

In general, I very much agree with you. ICANN seems to finally get to 
the point where IDN TLDs will be available, which is an important step 
to get to "the whole IRI in one direction".

However, please note that there is still quite a bit of a chance for 
mixed-directionality IRIs, and standards have to deal with the edge 
case, not only with the (hopefully) most frequent case.

Also please note that for the scheme part, i.e. PTTH (or הטטפ), there is 
currently no idea or proposal on the table for going beyond ASCII, and 
although our WG Charter doesn't explicitly exclude the scheme part, I 
think it's fair to say that given the history of the charter, 
internationalization of the scheme part is implicitly excluded.

Regards,    Martin.

#-# Martin J. Dürst, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University

Received on Thursday, 28 January 2010 10:46:44 UTC