At 02:53 05/12/00, Martin J. Duerst wrote:
At 00/12/04 10:42 -0800, Christian Huitema wrote:
So, at a minimum, we need an IETF
specification on how to detect that a domain name part is using a non ascii
encoding, so that DNS servers don't get lost.
Why not just use UTF-8? It is an encoding of the UCS (aka
Unicode/ISO 10646), the encoding is fully compatible with
ASCII (all 7-bit bytes are ASCII and only ASCII), and it
is IETF policy (RFC 2277).
Please MOVE this conversation to the IDN WG list,
where it would be in scope. Btw, this specific question
has been raised and answered several times now on the IDN list.
I encourage folks to read the sundry IDN proposals before
diving in any deeper here.