"International Domain Names" support in KDE
martin.konold at erfrakon.de
Sat Jun 21 12:50:50 BST 2003
Am Samstag, 21. Juni 2003 13:27 schrieb Thiago Macieira:
> Martin Konold wrote:
> >Is the IDN support as implemented by Verisign an official standard?
> >What about competing implementations?
> [conspiracy theory suppressed]
> Hello, your theory is completely unfounded. The IDN implementation is
> backed by the following RFCs (extract from code)
> // all IDN functions conform to the following documents:
> // RFC 3454 - Preparation of Internationalized Strings
> // RFC 3490 - Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA)
> // RFC 3491 - Nameprep: A Stringprep Profile for
> // Internationalized Domain Names (IDN
> // RFC 3492 - Punycode: A Bootstring encoding of Unicode
> // for Internationalized Domain Names in Applications (IDNA)
This looks rather good and like an open standard.
Are there any competing RFCs?
> Currently in KDE/Qt, we're not using Verisign's Xcode library, but GNU
> libidn instead. There's no Verisign code in our libraries at the moment and
> support is there and working.
> As for patents, well, I can't be sure, but the whole process is described
> by the above RFCs in a lot of detail. They don't mention any patents.
Which does not mean that verisign or someone else applied for a patent.
> I don't know what got into you to come up with a conspiracy theory, but I
> feel you've precipitated.
I dont understand this sentence.
> You've mailed our contact at Verisign and he'll
> probably respond.
Yes, lets see what he has to say.
Dipl.-Phys. Martin Konold
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