Internationalized Domain Names for Applications (IDNA): Background, Explanation, and Rationale (RFC5894)
Original Publication Date: 2010-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Aug-05
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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
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.
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RFC 5894 IDNA Rationale August 2010
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