[UA-discuss] Some universal acceptance problems last 15+ years...

Kurt Pritz kurt at kjpritz.com
Thu Sep 29 06:50:31 UTC 2016


I wouldn't necessarily blame it on the programmer: 

Boss: Hello young man. We have a bit of a problem to solve. Some of our web site users are mis-typing their email addresses. When different government departments need to get hold of them to correct an error on a form they submitted, we cannot. These government departments want us to do a check on their email addresses to at least make sure they are the right format and allowable content. 

Programmer: Sure thing. What's our budget for this?

Boss: Zero.

So, semi-smart solution for no budget.


Kurt Pritz
kurt at kjpritz.com
Skype: kjpritz

On Sep 29, 2016, at 12:32 PM, "Jiankang Yao" <yaojk at cnnic.cn> wrote:

> Dear Ram,
>    I think that you can be titled as UA pioneer.
>  Another 15+ years are needed for UA work.
> Jiankang Yao
> From: Ram Mohan
> Date: 2016-09-29 01:50
> To: UA-discuss
> Subject: [UA-discuss] Some universal acceptance problems last 15+ years...
> On Sep 12, 2001, I helped launch the first non 2/3 character TLD, .INFO. Many of you have heard about how we struggled to get applications, browsers, web forms and email systems to recognize the world’s first four-character TLD as a legitimate extension, including my creation of the Office of the CTO (in a 3 person startup) to get large companies to return my calls.
> Well, 15+ years later, today I was on the website of the Pennsylvania state government, and filled in my email address (ending in .INFO). I hit submit, and here is the prompt that came up. I hit OK, and the site accepted my email and I moved forward with my tasks, but it’s galling that some programmer _recently_ decided that a non 2/3 character TLD based email address merited a warning message.
> <image001(09-29-10-27-48).png>
> Goes to show how long bad habits persist. Also goes to show why the UASG’s work is important.
> -Ram
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