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RE: Problems of Internationalized Mail Address eXtensions (IMAX)
Martin Duerst wrote:
> Disagreed. Let's say I were a procurer/sysadmin in Japan,
> and would have to procure MTAs and MUAs for a whole department.
> I would clearly buy a solution that lets me have a look at
> all the stuff that's going on without having hundreds of
> tools to make sure that I would see the right punycode
> decoding at the right place (rather than to have to stare
> at punycode anywhere). That would strongly reduce complexity
> and increase usability for me, and improve service for my
> user base.
I believe sysadmins who care can use a punycode decoding tool (or Emacs
macro) and that the vast majority won't care. But, as I said, if you
really think there's a market for I18NMTAs, please go forward with a
standard for it (maybe it will even get on the standards rather than the
experimental track). But, every IMAX-capable MUA and MTA will need to
implement IMAA for at least the next 50 years (IMHO), and I think most
implementers will not bother with both.
Dan Kohn <mailto:dan@xxxxxxxxxxx>