At 10:49 2000-02-16 -0500, Valdis(_dot_)Kletnieks(_at_)vt(_dot_)edu wrote:
Noticed this one this morning:
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A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
Title : Compatible Internationalized Domain Names Using
Author(s) : P. Hoffman
Filename : draft-hoffman-idn-cidnuc-02.txt
Pages : 12
Date : 15-Feb-00
This protocol describes a transformation method for representing non-
ASCII characters in domain names in a fashion that is completely
compatible with the current DNS. It meets the many requirements for
internationalization of domain names.
Note: this protocol is quite experimental and should not be deployed in
the Internet until it reaches standards track in the IETF.
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Regarding the Note: - is there any coherent plan regarding testing/deployement
in regards to moving this from Experimental to Standards Track?
- this is an individual submission, not a idn wg draft
- this is interesting work that is currently discussed in idn wg mailing
list, while the current charter do not cover new protocols. the wg charter
is currently on requirements and documenting current implementations.
- while there is a wide interest and rough concensus (my own opinion) that
an idn solution has to be engineered and deployed, it is premature at this
stage to identify which proposal(s) is going to be on standards
track. And, unless the IESG would accept that individual submission and
put it on standard track, the proposal who will go on standard track should
be discussed in a wg (my own opinion), since the impact of deploying idn
will be important. The idn wg is probably today the only one in the IETF
related to that topic.
- I would suggest you to join our wg mailing list:
Marc, co-chair of idn wg.
Operating Systems Analyst