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Re: [idn] Moving Towards UTF8 vs ASCII(ACE) Forever
>> Provably false: well-coded applications know the limitations of domain
>> names, and do not even attempt to make requests for non-ASCII names.
>First of all, I disagree with the "well-coded" part because I believe a
>well-coded application will do the dns request as is and allow the dns
>response to determine the validity of a domain name.
Nope. You can almost certainly give your user a better error message if
you validate the input yourself.
For that matter, a well-designed application will not even make it
possible to enter anything but ASCII in an input field (whatever) for a
domain name. Basic rule of usability: making user mistakes impossible is
better than catching them after the fact.
>Secondly, if this is
>the case, then the plugin should be intercepting the input to the app and
>not the output. It is still a possibility.
No, because that input is highly application-specific.
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