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Internationalized Domain Names for Applications (IDNA): Background, Explanation, and Rationale (RFC5894)

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Original Publication Date: 2010-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Aug-05

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J. Klensin: AUTHOR

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        J. Klensin Request for Comments: 5894                                   August 2010 Category: Informational ISSN: 2070-1721

         Internationalized Domain Names for Applications (IDNA):                  Background, Explanation, and Rationale

Abstract

   Several years have passed since the original protocol for    Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) was completed and deployed.    During that time, a number of issues have arisen, including the need    to update the system to deal with newer versions of Unicode.  Some of    these issues require tuning of the existing protocols and the tables    on which they depend.  This document provides an overview of a    revised system and provides explanatory material for its components.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5894.

Klensin                       Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 5894                     IDNA Rationale                  August 2010

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