Tuesday, September 15, 2009

[Unicode Announcement] Public Review Issue: Draft UTS #46: Unicode Compatible IDNA Preprocessing

The Unicode Technical Committee has posted a new issue for public
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Review periods for the new items close on October 26, 2009.

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Briefly, the new issue is:


Issue #150 Draft UTS #46: Unicode Compatible IDNS Preprocessing

This document provides a specification for processing that provides for
compatibility between older and newer versions of internationalized
domain names (IDN) in client software (lookup). It allows
applications--browsers, emailers, and so on--to be able to handle both
the original version of internationalized domain names(IDNA2003) and the
newer version (IDNA2008), avoiding possible interoperability and
security problems.

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