On Tue, 15 Feb 2005, Niall O Broin wrote:
> Indeed - the security issue is with the users of the browsers, not
> the browsers themselves.
Eh, how's that? The URL in the address bar says 'paypal.com', no
indication (unless you squint /really/ carefully) it isnt the
paypal.com it appears to be.
> Why do you say that Colm? Should we expect the registries to check
> every IDN offered for every possible homograph clash with an
> already registered name?
Perhaps IDN was not thought through sufficiently. How many tech folks
were aware of IDN before this? How many non-techies? If clicking on
links is to be discouraged, what is the point in hypertext in the
Sorry but IDN is, in at least this respect, an ill-conceived
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.iepaul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
You can write a small letter to Grandma in the filename.
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