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On Tuesday, February 01, 2005 06:43:09 PM -0500 The IESG
The IESG has received a request from the DNS Extensions WG to consider
the following document:
- 'Domain Name System (DNS) Case Insensitivity Clarification '
<draft-ietf-dnsext-insensitive-05.txt> as a Proposed Standard
The document in question states:
One typographic convention for octets that do not correspond to an
ASCII printing graphic is to use a back-slash followed by the value
of the octet as an unsigned integer represented by exactly three
While this is literally true, the _common_ convention is to use a backslash
followed by the value of the octet as an unsigned integer represented by
exactly three _octal_ digits. This is the syntax used by programming
languages like C and perl. For example, ASCII ESC (0x1b) is represented as
\033, not \027.
The C convention also has \t, \r, \f, \n none of which are
the special in domain labels.
We are not trying to change conventions here. It is irrelevent
that C has a different convention.
Mark Andrews, ISC
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PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742 INTERNET: Mark_Andrews(_at_)isc(_dot_)org
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