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RFC 5890, "Internationalized Domain Names for Applications (IDNA): Definitions and Document Framework", August 2010

Source of RFC: idnabis (app)
See Also: RFC 5890 w/ inline errata

Errata ID: 7291
Status: Verified
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: John Klensin
Date Reported: 2022-12-26
Verifier Name: Murray Kucherawy
Date Verified: 2023-06-01

Throughout the document, when it says:

Request for Comments: 5890
Obsoletes: 3490
Category: Standards Track

It should say:

Request for Comments: 5890
Obsoletes: 3490
Updates: 4343
Category: Standards Track


I have no idea whether this correction is Editorial or Technical , nor what to use as a Section indication. However...

RFC 5890 (or IDNA2008 more generally), should have updated RFC 4343 and the IDN discussion in its Section 5. The latter references the IDNA2003 documents and makes some statements that are, at best, confusing in the context of IDNA2008.

See the extended notes for RFC 4343 in https://www.rfc-editor.org/errata/eid7290 for more discussion and details.

Recommendation: Hold for document update unless this appears to anyone to be a serious problem, in which case a separate RFC, using the notes on Errata ID 7290 as a starting point, may be in order.

[AD Note:] Marking this as Verified, and will direct the RFC Editor to update the metadata about both documents.

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