[rfc-dist] RFC 5894 on Internationalized Domain Names for Applications (IDNA): Background, Explanation, and Rationale

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        RFC 5894

        Title:      Internationalized Domain Names for Applications 
                    (IDNA): Background, Explanation, and Rationale 
        Author:     J. Klensin
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       August 2010
        Mailbox:    john+ietf at jck.com
        Pages:      43
        Characters: 115174
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-idnabis-rationale-17.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5894.txt

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

This document is a product of the Internationalized Domain Names in Applications (Revised) Working Group of the IETF.

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