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Re: [idn] Re: Legacy charset conversion in draft-ietf-idn-idna-08.txt
Simon Josefsson <email@example.com> wrote:
> > When systems use local character sets other than ASCII
> > and Unicode, this specification leaves the transcoding
> > problem up to the application. If applications implement
> > different transcoding rules, they could interpret the same name
> > differently and contact different servers. This problem is not
> > solved by security protocols like TLS that do not take local
> > character sets into account.
> Before the last sentence it could be useful to also add something
> like: "Furthermore, if a single application uses one mapping table
> in one version, and a subsequent version of the application uses
> a modified mapping table, different interpretations of the same
> internationalized text string may be possible even within the same
> application which has security implications."
How about simply changing "applications" to "different applications (or
different versions of one application)"?