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Re: Newsgroups names with IDNA
>When specifying internationalized newsgroup names, will other separators
>than the usual dot between newsgroup components be considered?
>RFC 3490 (Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications) mentions:
> 1) Whenever dots are used as label separators, the following
> characters MUST be recognized as dots: U+002E (full stop), U+3002
> (ideographic full stop), U+FF0E (fullwidth full stop), U+FF61
> (halfwidth ideographic full stop).
>Of course, newsgroup names can go on using only the usual full stop.
>Anyway, it would perhaps be interesting to allow other kind of full stops.
>DNS uses them (but e-mail does not allow them).
I would hope we would insist on U+002E (full stop). The idea always was to
insist on NFKC normalization, which I would expect to collapse all of
have just been published, and if we do add EAI extensions to Netnews, then
those mechanism might come in handy for downgrading the Newsgroups header
when gatewaying to non-EAI mailing lists.
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