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Re: New Internet Draft on registering IDNs
At 06:53 03/03/27 -0800, Paul Hoffman / IMC wrote:
If the input label contains characters that have equivalents, Internet
users who don't know what the base characters used in the registration
will not know what character to type in to get a DNS response. For
instance, if DIGIT ONE is a variant of LATIN SMALL LETTER L, and LATIN
SMALL LETTER L is a variant of DIGIT ONE, the user who sees
"pale.example.com" will no know whether to type a "1" or a "l" after the
"pa" in the first label.
I think there are various different situations.
There are cases where it's totally unclear what to type in.
There are cases where it's quite clear what to type in.
There are cases where it would be clear what to type in,
but the user isn't able to type the characters in question,
and falls back to something else.
Also, in some cases, it is easy for the owner of the 'bundle'
to make sure users know what to type in. In other cases, it
may be difficult.