IDNA Review for New Unicode Versions
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Network Working Group                                         J. Klensin
Internet-Draft
Updates: 5892 (if approved)                                 P. Faltstrom
Intended status: Standards Track                                  Netnod
Expires: January 7, 2020                                    July 6, 2019

                  IDNA Review for New Unicode Versions
                  draft-klensin-idna-unicode-review-01

Abstract

   The standards for Internationalized Domain Names in Applications
   (IDNA) require a review of each new version of Unicode to determine
   whether incompatibilities with prior version or other issues exist
   and, where appropriate, to allow the IETF to decide on the trade-offs
   between compatibility with prior IDNA versions and compatibility with
   Unicode going forward.  That requirement, and its relationship to
   tables maintained by IANA, has caused significant confusion in the
   past.  This document makes adjustments to the review procedure based
   on experience and updates IDNA, specifically RFC 5892, to reflect
   those changes and clarify the various relationships involved.  It
   also makes other minor adjustments to align that document with
   experience.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Brief History of IDNA Versions, the Review Requirement, and
       RFC 5982  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  The Review Model  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Review Model Part I: Algorithmic Comparison . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Review Model Part II: New Code Point Analysis . . . . . .   5
   4.  IDNA Assumptions and Current Practice . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Derived Tables Published by IANA  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   6.  Editorial clarification to RFC 5892 . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   7.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   9.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     10.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     10.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Appendix A.  Summary of Changes to RFC 5892 . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   Appendix B.  Change Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     B.1.  Changes from version -00 (2019-06-12) to -01  . . . . . .  14
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14

1.  Introduction

   The standards for Internationalized Domain Names in Applications
   (IDNA) require a review of each new version of Unicode to determine
   whether incompatibilities with prior version or other issues exist
   and, where appropriate, to allow the IETF to decide on the trade-offs
   between compatibility with prior IDNA versions and compatibility with
   Unicode [Unicode] going forward.  That requirement, and its
   relationship to tables maintained by IANA, has caused significant
   confusion in the past.  This document makes adjustments to the review
   procedure based on nearly a decade of experience and updates IDNA,
   specifically the document that specifies the relationship between
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