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Re: Universal Acceptance of IDN TLDs

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:01:46 +0900
Message-ID: <5318559A.5090309@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Shawn Steele <Shawn.Steele@microsoft.com>, Mark Davis ☕ <mark@macchiato.com>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
CC: Andre Schappo <A.Schappo@lboro.ac.uk>, www International <www-international@w3.org>, Don Hollander <gm@aptld.org>, "public-iri@w3.org" <public-iri@w3.org>
On 2014/03/06 03:50, Shawn Steele wrote:
> If something were to happen “in all DNS servers”, I’d way prefer to just make them smart enough to understand UTF-8.

Very well put, but unfortunately as we all know not very realistic.

Not only the IRI spec, but also the URI spec (RFC 3986) allows %hh in 
domain names. Allowing this in other interfaces and APIs (but not in 
the DNS protocol itself) is definitely a good idea.

I think that both for this specific point of %hh, as well as for more 
general issues, working on tests (Mark started it, although he didn't 
use the word test explicitly) is the best thing to do. I think we should 
just invite Dave Hollander to contribute tests to the W3C test 
collection, at least where those are Web-related.

Regards,   Martin.

> -Shawn
> From: mark.edward.davis@gmail.com [mailto:mark.edward.davis@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Mark Davis ?
> Sent: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 7:10 AM
> To: Larry Masinter
> Cc: Andre Schappo; www International; Don Hollander; public-iri@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Universal Acceptance of IDN TLDs
> If you could get that to happen in all DNS servers, great.
> Otherwise, I think it would be productive to have clear guidelines for clients.
> Mark<https://google.com/+MarkDavis>
Received on Thursday, 6 March 2014 11:02:48 UTC

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