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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-idn-altdude-00.txt



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

	Title		: AltDUDE version 0.0.2
	Author(s)	: A. Costello
	Filename	: draft-ietf-idn-altdude-00.txt
	Pages		: 
	Date		: 22-Mar-01
	
DUDE [DUDE01] by Mark Welter and Brian Spolarich is an
ASCII-Compatible Encoding (ACE) of Unicode strings, and AltDUDE is a
slight variation on it that is conceptually simpler.
AltDUDE is a reversible map from a sequence of unsigned integers
(intended to be Unicode code points) to a sequence of letters (A-Z,
a-z), digits (0-9), and hyphen-minus (-), henceforth called LDH
characters.  Such a map might be useful for internationalized domain
names [IDN], because host name labels are currently restricted to
LDH characters by [RFC952] and [RFC1123].

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