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

Masataka Ohta (mohta@necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp)
Fri, 8 Mar 96 9:44:29 JST


From: Masataka Ohta <mohta@necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp>
Message-Id: <199603080044.JAA20025@necom830.hpcl.titech.ac.jp>
Subject: Re: 8 bit characters in DNS names (and URNs?)
To: masinter@parc.xerox.com (Larry Masinter)
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 96 9:44:29 JST
Cc: keld@dkuug.dk, martin@terena.nl, wg-i18n@terena.nl, uri@bunyip.com
In-Reply-To: <96Mar6.211258pst.168963@nebula.parc.xerox.com>; from "Larry Masinter" at Mar 6, 96 9:12 pm

> JIS might
> have separate codes for single and double-wide codes yet want to treat
> them equivalent for matching.

JIS does not.

> While uppercase mapping is culturally sensitive, can we not make a
> culturally independent 'character matching' algorithm that is good
> enough for directory services.

Theoretically, it is a union of all the matching rules of all
the culture. But, in practice, it is hard especially because
the expected degree of matching differs service by service.

						Masataka Ohta