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Re: [idn] Moving Towards UTF8 vs ASCII(ACE) Forever
At 11:50 PM 3/21/2002 +0000, D. J. Bernstein wrote:
>ohn Stracke writes:
> > 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.
>That's incredibly bad design.
A UI that actually enforces the syntactic rules of the underlying service?
Yes, indeed, that is truly a terrible idea.
It would be much better to let users enter strings that are not valid so
that some time in the future -- they can never be sure when -- the user's
string will be found to be invalid and cause an error return to the user --
again, sometime later.
Absolutely a superior outcome!
Dave Crocker <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
TribalWise, Inc. <http://www.tribalwise.com>
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