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[idn] I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-idn-idna-08.txt
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This draft is a work item of the Internationalized Domain Name Working Group of the IETF.
Title : Internationalizing Domain Names In Applications (IDNA)
Author(s) : P. Faltstrom, P. Hoffman, A. Costello
Filename : draft-ietf-idn-idna-08.txt
Date : 22-May-02
Until now, there has been no standard method for domain names to use
characters outside the ASCII repertoire. This document defines
internationalized domain names (IDNs) and a mechanism called IDNA for
handling them in a standard fashion. IDNs use characters drawn from a
large repertoire (Unicode), but IDNA allows the non-ASCII characters to
be represented using the same octets used in so-called host names today.
This representation allows IDNs to be introduced with minimal changes to
the existing DNS infrastructure. IDNA is only meant for processing
domain names, not free text
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