Re: Mailing List for iDNR (was RE: iDNR, an alternative name resolution , protocol)B

Leslie Daigle (leslie@Bunyip.Com)
Tue, 1 Sep 1998 10:32:16 -0400 (EDT)


Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 10:32:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: Leslie Daigle <leslie@Bunyip.Com>
To: Tripp Lilley <tlilley@perspex.com>
cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>,
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.3.95.980901101951.16163A-100000@mail.perspex.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.95.980901102032.12597C-100000@mocha.bunyip.com>
Subject: Re: Mailing List for iDNR (was RE: iDNR, an alternative name resolution , protocol)B

Howdy,

On Tue, 1 Sep 1998, Tripp Lilley wrote:
> Subject: Mailing List for iDNR (was RE: iDNR, an alternative name resolution , protocol)B
> 
> On Mon, 31 Aug 1998, Larry Masinter wrote:
> 
> > I suggest 'uri@bunyip.com' as the mailing list most appropriate for
> > this discussion.
> 
> If we're just discussing alternate URI schemes, then I agree. However, I
> think we're getting into far more than that. Is there already a list for

I think the uri@bunyip.com mailing list is a suitable place for discussing
the document Larry has proposed, insofar as it does deal specifically
with handling i18n in URI.

However, the document does touch on issues of handling non-ascii characters
(specifically, matching, transitioning between 7-bit and 8-bit systems)
that are clearly more general than URI.  If there is to be a serious
discussion of THOSE issues in the broader context, a new discussion forum
(or an existing one, more appropriate than uri@bunyip.com) would be excellent.

I can see the need for an IETF-standard way of handling things like
relaxed character-matching (e.g., case-insensitivity, in 7-bit world), 
because we are at the point where different protocols are going to take
different approaches  (== mess).  In my opinion, even with my limited 
understanding of the issues, this will have to be an engineering compromise 
solution, because I don't know if there is a globally-acceptable
answer to:

	should é match E in a case-insensitive-style match

(Hint: ask a native French speaker from Québec, and ask one from France).

Leslie.

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