At the IETF in Minneapolis, there will be a BOF on Internationalized
Email Addresses (IEA).
It is *preliminary* on the agenda on Monday, November 10, 2003 at
Chairs: Pete Resnick, Patrik Fältström
Mailing list:imaa(_at_)imc(_dot_)org (other salient lists include
Agenda Bashing (Chairs) 5 min.
Topic Introduction (Chairs) 10 min.
IDNA-Based (Paul Hoffman) 15 min.
Infrastructure-Based (John Klensin) 15 min.
IRI-Based (Michel Suignard) 15 min.
Discussion 60 min.
Topics for discussion:
Are there other solutions which have been specified?
The solutions present the problem at different scopes;
Where should the IETF tackle it?
Are some short-term, and other long-term?
Can the solutions be staged or co-exist?
If staged, how to migrate from one to another?
What are the next steps for the IETF?
NB: This BoF is exploratory in nature, and it is not intended that the
IETF will finalize a decision in this venue. It was proposed to foster
a community discussion, not charter a working group or pick a winner.
If further work is required, step one would be identifying individuals
willing to carry that work forward.
Pete and myself hope people will come with a lot of constructive
comments and ideas.
Patrik, co-chair of the bof