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From Joe Orton <jor...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Umlaut ServerName
Date Fri, 02 Apr 2004 23:28:23 GMT
On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 06:13:53PM -0500, Joshua Slive wrote:
> 
> On Sat, 3 Apr 2004, Mario Ohnewald wrote:
> 
> > Hello List!
> >
> > I have a few domains pointing to my webserver, which are one of the new
> > Umlaut (german öäü) Domains.
> > Can Apache handle such special domain names in a name-based vhost?
> 
> I'm not an expert in this, but my understanding of the new
> internationalized domain names is that they are all encoded in regular old
> 7-bit ASCII for usage on the network.  So you can just use the ASCII form
> (xn--de-whatever) in the apache ServerName directive, and clients who
> understand should handle it correctly.

Yup, I've played with this a bit, it works exactly like that, it's
rather neat.  Mozilla releases have supported IDNA for a while too, so
it all "just works".

joe

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