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Re: Universal Acceptance of IDN TLDs

From: Mark Davis ☕ <mark@macchiato.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2014 16:19:59 +0100
Message-ID: <CAJ2xs_EVDGskP08LXfzKxYpN9RBmJQei6t7TCrBwLJp5Wo13BQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "ishida@w3 org" <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>, "PUBLIC-IRI@W3.ORG" <public-iri@w3.org>, Don Hollander <gm@aptld.org>
Sorry about that. I was using my phone (on a trip), and it has a swiping
keyboard. I didn't notice that what I meant to be "specific" turned out as
"associated" before sending. So the corrected text would be:

This list is not specific enough to be actionable. One would have to have
an associated document with precise <test cases, desired results, and
actual results>.

Here is an example from the attached document:

"Web Addresses and links don’t maintain their IDN display and sometimes
don’t resolve in browsers.
Browser Developers
- Firefox from Mozilla
- Chrome from Google
- Safari from Apple
- Internet Explorer from Microsoft
- Opera"

On the face of it, that row is clearly false. I can certainly type IDNs
into Chrome or Firefox, and they resolve and work, with the caveat that *by
design*, browsers often show punycode if the URL looks suspicious in some
way.

I am reminded of a bug report I got at Apple years ago:

"Laser printer doesn't work." No details, no hint as to context or
environment, or what went wrong.


Mark <https://google.com/+MarkDavis>

*— Il meglio è l’inimico del bene —*


On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 2:55 PM, Mark Davis ☕ <mark@macchiato.com> wrote:

> This list is not specific enough to be actionable. One would have to have
> am asphyxiated document with precise <test cases, desired results, and
> actual results>.
>
> {phone}
> On Mar 4, 2014 4:15 PM, "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org> wrote:
>
>> I was contacted last week by Don Hollander, General Manager of the Asia
>> Pacific Top Level Domain Association, who is trying to improve the use of
>> IDN TLDs in the real world, and looking for support.
>>
>> See the attached PDF (from him) outlining what are the barriers to the
>> effective use of IDN TLDs and who can help address these issues.
>>
>> He's hoping to create a community of interested stakeholders. He expects
>> this community to include ICANN, many ccTLDs, ISOC, and hopefully
>> commercial developers. He is also looking to set up some opportunities to
>> meet and discuss how to move things forward.
>>
>> If you are interested in getting involved, please raise your voice.
>>
>> Don says "There is a HUGE population with interest in this - but it is
>> not really the current 2Billion, but the next 2 Billion - those who aren’t
>> yet connected."
>>
>> RI
>>
>
Received on Wednesday, 5 March 2014 15:20:48 UTC

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