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From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2005 10:43:51 +0900
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To: "Jony Rosenne" <rosennej@qsm.co.il>, <www-international@w3.org>

At 00:00 05/02/19, Jony Rosenne wrote:
>So this type of string should be avoided - but the restriction should be 
>minimal, and strings that do not cause a problem should be allowed.

Hello Jony,

I think we all agree that from an user point of view, it would
have been desirable to allow numbers at the end of RTL labels.

However, the restrictions we were working with were the following:
- Avoid as much as possible the chance that domain names get
   displayed in a confusing way. (see Mati's example)
- Express the restrictions in terms of single labels, not
   dependent on the rest of the domain name.
- Express the restrictions in a simple, easy to implement, way.

If you have a good idea of how to address the above restrictions
in a different way than it is done now, allowing more domain
names, please tell us.

Please note that the same restrictions apply to IRIs, altough
the spec is less strong (SHOULD rather than MUST) in that case,
to take into account that many components in an IRI are just
data and rarely are read/typed by the user.

Regards,    Martin. 
Received on Saturday, 19 February 2005 03:03:04 UTC

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