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Re: Matching and comparison
At 16:22 00/01/17 +0800, James Seng wrote:
> Paul Hoffman / IMC wrote:
> > I think you are trying to mandate case-insensitivity here. That's good
> > in theory and bad in practice for international characters. There are
> > examples of letters whose case conversion are different for different
> > written languages. If we want to require case-insensitivity, we
> > have to point to a single conversion table for all characters.
> Preciesly why we need to discuss this further. I am sure there are people who
> has different view on case sensitivity. It can get very religous.
There is no need to have a single conversion table if this is
handled e.g. at the client. The Microsoft I-D proposed that.
> > If a canonicalisation algorithm is proposed, the algorithm must be
> > easily upgradable as new languages/writing systems are added.
> > I disagree. We can't have a moving target for canonicalization. It must
> > be fixed *before* any internationalization of the DNS occurs.
> But canonicalisation is a on going process, unless you can define a
> caonicalisation which is flexible enough to handle every languages already
> known to the computer world and in future.
Again, the question is where canonicalization occurs.
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