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Re: Standardizing on IDNA 2003 in the URL Standard

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:37:58 +0100
Message-ID: <CADnb78jXtuouysvYtCs8AGzyxjiXXN=9v_aBBo+z-Zt+jrkM0g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gervase Markham <gerv@mozilla.org>
Cc: Mark Davis ☕ <mark@macchiato.com>, Shawn Steele <Shawn.Steele@microsoft.com>, IDNA update work <idna-update@alvestrand.no>, "PUBLIC-IRI@W3.ORG" <public-iri@w3.org>, "uri@w3.org" <uri@w3.org>, John C Klensin <klensin@jck.com>, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im>, Marcos Sanz <sanz@denic.de>, Vint Cerf <vint@google.com>, "www-tag.w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 9:34 AM, Gervase Markham <gerv@mozilla.org> wrote:
> On 21/08/13 16:45, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> I doubt that would be true for subdomains. E.g. I know people using
>> http://☺.example.com/ as domain (forgot whether that particular code
>> point is excluded, but you get the idea).
> Shame for them. The writing has been on the wall here for long enough
> that they should not be at all surprised when this stops working.

I don't think that's at all true. I doubt anyone realizes this. I
certainly didn't until I put long hours into investigating the IDNA

Furthermore, we generally preserve compatibility on the web so URLs
and documents remain working.
http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/URI.html It's one of the more
important parts of this platform.

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