Label Generation Rules
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Document Proposed charter Label Generation Rules WG (lager) Snapshot
Title Label Generation Rules
Last updated 2015-05-29
State Start Chartering/Rechartering (Internal Steering Group/IAB Review)
WG State Concluded
IESG Responsible AD Alexey Melnikov
Charter Edit AD Barry Leiba
Send notices to marc.blanchet@viagenie.ca, kim.davies@icann.org, asmusf@ix.netcom.com

Charter
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Domain registries, particularly those implementing IDNA (RFC 5890 et.al),
usually maintain a set of criteria (or "ruleset") that governs permissible
labels allowed for registration, such as [IANAIDNTABLES]. 
These rulesets are commonly a mixture of eligible code points along 
with contextual criteria that must be met
concerning the positioning of certain code points. Some registries also
specify rules regarding variant labels and how they are to be handled.
Domain registries commonly need to share these rules, but there is no
interoperable format that can be used that can support many common use cases.
This group seeks to produce such a format, which will enable re-use and
simpler implementation of rulesets in registries.

A comprehensive format specification has been developed, named Label
Generation Rules, primarily to support the rules to be used for the 
DNS Root Zone [Davies]. This group will use this specification as a 
starting point to develop a common XML language that provides a superset 
of functionality of current specifications
[RFC 3743, RFC 4290, et.al], along with other known use cases. This single
format is expected to supersede existing formats, and form the basis for
future rulesets used at different levels of the DNS hierarchy.

Work items:
- Standard Track Specification of the Label Generation Rules

References:
[Davies] https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-davies-idntables/
[IANAIDNTABLES] https://www.iana.org/domains/idn-tables