IDN names for servers

Cantor, Scott cantor.2 at
Tue Nov 13 11:13:05 EST 2012

On 11/13/12 11:09 AM, "Christopher Bongaarts" <cab at> wrote:
>I didn't see anything specific about matching rules for Location URLs in
>the SAML2 Metadata and Bindings specs, so I presume that that is left to
>the underlying URI RFCs' equivalence rules.

Matching like that is allowed to be binary. We don't require
implementations to canonicalize URLs.

>IIRC the IDNA URI matching rules specify that the URLs match iff the
>punycode versions match.

That kind of thing is not required, so you can't count on that.

-- Scott

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