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Re: [idn] What's wrong with skwan-utf8?
- To: "D. J. Bernstein" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: [idn] What's wrong with skwan-utf8?
- From: Rick H Wesson <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 16:44:39 -0800 (PST)
- cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Delivery-date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 16:45:29 -0800
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> idn-compare says that this ``doesn't work with many exiting [sic]
> protocols that relies [sic] on DNS.'' Which protocols? What exactly is
> so difficult about allowing UTF-8 in those protocols too?
there is a lot of embedded systems out there that would crash-and-burn if
they received a reply in utf8. There are also a lot of of protocols that
expect name parts to be in 7bit ASCII, SMTP and SNMP come to mind, the
latter being one that is often found in embedded systems running critical