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Re: Standardizing on IDNA 2003 in the URL Standard

From: Gervase Markham <gerv@mozilla.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:15:11 +0100
Message-ID: <521600CF.6050903@mozilla.org>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
CC: Shawn Steele <Shawn.Steele@microsoft.com>, John C Klensin <klensin@jck.com>, "Jungshik SHIN (신정식)" <jshin1987@gmail.com>, "public-iri@w3.org" <public-iri@w3.org>, "uri@w3.org" <uri@w3.org>, "idna-update@alvestrand.no" <idna-update@alvestrand.no>, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im>, "www-tag.w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, Simon Montagu <smontagu@smontagu.org>
On 22/08/13 11:52, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Yeah, that seems more sensible, avoids breaking a ton of URLs, and has
> less potential for spoofing (given appropriate safeguards).

Can you (or e.g. Google - Jungshik?) put some metrics behind that "ton"?

The question is: how many domain names are there out there with live web
pages which use any one of the characters permitted in IDNA2008 but not
permitted in IDNA2008+TR46 (i.e. the non-alphabetic characters)?

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