Re: [secdir] sec-dir review of draft-ietf-eai-frmwrk-4952bis-08.txt

John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com> Thu, 23 September 2010 17:02 UTC

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Subject: Re: [secdir] sec-dir review of draft-ietf-eai-frmwrk-4952bis-08.txt
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--On Thursday, September 23, 2010 12:54 -0400 Derek Atkins
<derek@ihtfp.com>; wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I have reviewed this document as part of the security
> directorate's  ongoing effort to review all IETF documents
> being processed by the  IESG.  These comments were written
> primarily for the benefit of the  security area directors.
> Document editors and WG chairs should treat  these comments
> just like any other last call comments.
>...
> Opening up the internationalized email address can of worms is
> just that, a can of worms.  But this document seems to
> understand that the topic is a can of worms and tries hard to
> point out many of the worms in the can.
> 
> I believe this document does as much as it can to caution
> people about all the open issues involved in
> internationalizing email addresses.

Derek,

Thanks.  And, indeed, WGs doing serious internationalization
work rapidly become experts in worm taxonomy.  What we worry
about, and some, including IDNABIS, encounter, is the discovery
that, when one opens the can, it is full of poisonous vipers,
not merely worms.  :-(

    john