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Re: Spec for email addresses with IDNs?

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 22:13:03 +0100
Message-ID: <4745F0DF.9040700@gmx.de>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: "public-html@w3.org Tracking WG" <public-html@w3.org>

Henri Sivonen wrote:
> 
> According to http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2368 and 
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2822, RFC 2368 (mailto: URI scheme) and 
> RFC 2822 (email addresses among other things) have neither been 
> obsoleted nor updated.
> 
> It seems to me that this leaves email addresses with IDNs and mailto: as 
> an IRI scheme undefined. Web Form 2.0 allows IDNs in <input 
> type='email'>. Moreover, I think mailto: as an IRI scheme should be 
> defined in an IDN-aware such a way that the host part of an email 
> address would get the Punycode to ASCII treatment instead of the percent 
> escaping treatment.
> 
> Are there upcoming drafts that I'm unaware of that define these things 
> properly or is everyone just supposed to infer the right updates to the 
> old specs?

It may be part of what the EAI working group is doing: 
<http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/eai-charter.html>.

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 22 November 2007 21:13:25 GMT

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