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Re: [idn] Document Status?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Hoffman / IMC" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: [idn] Document Status?
> At 3:34 PM -0500 9/3/02, Eric A. Hall wrote:
> >Specifically, end-nodes typically extract data from MIME and use it within
> >the local context of that application *ONLY*. The encoded data is RARELY
> >used inside of other applications, and the extracted data is typically
> >used for this purpose, when needed. On the other hand, domain names are
> >frequently cross-populated among applications, and as the argument
> >regarding clipboards shows, the encoded form will be the norm.
> Many people copy-and-paste MIME content all the time, just as they
> will copy-and-paste IDNs. Non-mail programs look at mail mailboxes
> for things like harvesting for address books or PIMs, and those
> programs interpret the MIME because they store the text in some
> internal format that is certainly not MIME.
MIME (and even RFC2047)encodes texts or descriptors , not ciritical identifiers
like domain names as far as i understand.
So, I can't accept any attemps to draw an analogy between MIME and IDN encodings.