Re: 8 bit characters in DNS names (and URNs?)

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Wed, 6 Mar 1996 21:49:51 PST


To: dupuy@smarts.com
Cc: martin@terena.nl, wg-i18n@terena.nl, keld@dkuug.dk, uri@bunyip.com
In-Reply-To: Alexander Dupuy's message of Tue, 5 Mar 1996 12:26:03 -0800 <9603052026.AA01258@just.smarts.com>
Subject: Re: 8 bit characters in DNS names (and URNs?)
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Message-Id: <96Mar6.214954pst.168963@nebula.parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 21:49:51 PST

I apologize for sending out my note before scanning my mail
sufficiently, since I missed yours. It looks like we agree, though!

I wonder, though, whether utf-8 in DNS will really deal with the
problem, since entities might well have multiple registrations for all
of the variant spellings of their name by culture and convention.