Mapping Characters for Internationalized Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) 2008
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: RFC Editor <email@example.com>,firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: The IESG <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com Subject: Re:Informational RFC to be:draft-resman-idna2008-mappings-01.txt The IESG has no problem with the publication of 'Mapping Characters in IDNA2008' <draft-resman-idna2008-mappings-01.txt> as an Informational RFC. The IESG would also like the RFC-Editor to review the comments in the datatracker (https://datatracker.ietf.org/public/pidtracker.cgi?command=view_id&dTag=19932&rfc_flag=0) related to this document and determine whether or not they merit incorporation into the document. Comments may exist in both the ballot and the comment log. The IESG contact person is Peter Saint-Andre. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-resman-idna2008-mappings-01.txt The process for such documents is described at http://www.rfc-editor.org/indsubs.html. Thank you, The IESG Secretary
Technical Summary In the original version of the Internationalized Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) protocol, any Unicode code points taken from user input were mapped into a set of Unicode code points that "made sense", and then encoded and passed to the domain name system (DNS). The IDNA2008 protocol presumes that the input to the protocol comes from a set of "permitted" code points, which it then encodes and passes to the DNS, but does not specify what to do with the result of user input. This document describes the actions that can be taken by an implementation between user input and passing permitted code points to the new IDNA protocol. Working Group Summary This document is not the product of a WG. Although it is related to work completed in the (former) IDNABIS WG, that WG decided that mapping of user input to protocol data units was out of scope. Document Quality The document provides a helpful overview of mapping issues related to handling of internationalized domain names, with one suggested mapping along with relevant warnings so that implementers will take proper care in choosing appropriate mappings for their applications. The document has been reviewed by the responsible Area Director, who deems it of good quality. Personnel The responsible Area Director is Peter Saint-Andre. RFC Editor Note This document expands upon IETF work already completed in the former IDNABIS WG but does not conflict with the results of that IETF work in any way; therefore it is appropriate for publication by the RFC Editor in the Independent Submission stream.