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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-idn-lace-01.txt



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This draft is a work item of the Internationalized Domain Name Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: LACE: Length-based ASCII Compatible Encoding for IDN
	Author(s)	: M. Davis, P. Hoffman
	Filename	: draft-ietf-idn-lace-01.txt
	Pages		: 
	Date		: 05-Jan-01
	
This document describes a transformation method for representing
non-ASCII characters in host name parts in a fashion that is completely
compatible with the current DNS. It is a potential candidate for an
ASCII-Compatible Encoding (ACE) for internationalized host names, as
described in the comparison document from the IETF IDN Working Group.
This method is based on the observation that many internationalized host
name parts will have a few substrings from a small number of rows of the
ISO 10646 repertoire. Run-length encoding for these types of
host names will be fairly compact, and is fairly easy to describe.

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