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Re: [idn] IDN eamples for testing
ok. So the right way to do it is a clean break with no transition is what
we are saying.
That is good.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Ewell" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Edmon Chung" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2003 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: [idn] IDN eamples for testing
> Edmon Chung <edmon at neteka dot com> wrote:
> > This is actually an interesting question. Since we know that there are
> > actually quite a bunch of clients out there that uses bq--RACE, do we
> > think that those testbeds (such as in the case of JPRS) should keep
> > bq--RACE in the zone (together with xn--punycode) for a while for
> > transitional purposes? Or must this be considered non-conformant to
> > the standards?
> I would think the answers would be unequivocally No, the RACE mechanism
> should not be retained, and Yes, it would be non-conformant.
> Testbeds are testbeds, intended as temporary feasibility studies to
> determine if a new standard or technology will fly in the real world.
> Once the "real" standard has been approved, the testbed becomes obsolete
> (to the extent it differs from the approved version) and any code or
> data created in support of the testbed needs to be updated or removed.
> Creating de-facto standards by promoting the use of testbeds beyond
> their intended use subverts the standardization process.
> -Doug Ewell
> Fullerton, California