On Tue, 2013-11-05 at 18:04 +0100, Petr Viktorin wrote:
> On 11/05/2013 05:53 PM, John Dennis wrote:
> > On 11/05/2013 11:13 AM, Martin Basti wrote:
> >> Hi list,
> >>
> >> I'm working on ticket: https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/3169
> >> UTF-8 DNS names will be converted to punycode ASCII string and stored
> >>
> >> But there is a question, how to show DNS names to user (in UI or
> >> dnsrecord-show/find):
> >> * show them in punycode
> >> * convert them to UTF-8 and show
> >> * both ways
> >> * add options to show them in UTF-8
> >>
> >> I'll be thankful for your opinion.
> >>
> >
> > We have a rule that all strings use UCS and that UCS be interchanged by
> > encoding UCS text in UTF-8. Therefore it seems to me the only time
> > punycode should ever exist is when it's necessary to encode/decode
> > punycode for dns operations. Since punycode is a standard Python codec
> > this should be trivial, you just need to determine where you do the
> > encode/decode (perhaps also validating user input can be successfully
> > encoded).
> 
> In LDAP the values need to be in punycode, so bind-dyndb-ldap can 
> process them.
> 
> IMO all layers above that -- API, CLI, WebUI -- should use Unicode, 
> except with the `--raw` flag.
> 

Thanks for your opinions.
I will do that as Petr wrote.
-- 
Martin^2 Basti

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