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Re: For review: An Introduction to Multilingual Web Addresses

From: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2007 18:23:11 +0000
Message-ID: <461A848F.3020207@emi.ac.ma>
To: Erik van der Poel <erikv@google.com>
Cc: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, Mark Davis <mark.davis@icu-project.org>, Michael.Monaghan@sun.com, WWW International <www-international@w3.org>

Hello Erik,

Sorry for he delay, I wasn't on line the last week.
In a reply [1] to a mail from Mark, I mentioned a test where the %xx%xx 
version  of Unicode characters in IDNs doesn't work.  Here is the simple 
test:
http://196.200.140.8/Tests/IDNs/Issue3.html

In this page I don't mention which browsers passes the test. In fact, I 
wasn't sure that the %xx%xx was a valid encoding until Martin tells me 
that RFC 3986 explicitly allows these, but fixes them to use UTF-8. But 
not all browsers implement them yet.

With MacOS X, Safari 2.0.1 and FireFox 2.0.0.3 don't accept %xx%xx. 
Opera 9.02 does.
All these browsers display the IDN in native language in the status bar.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Najib

[1] 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-international/2007JanMar/0195.html


Erik van der Poel wrote:
> Hi Richard,
>
> Thanks for the reply. I'm referring specifically to the %xx%xx test
> _results_ where Opera 9 passes but some unnamed other browsers don't.
> Which browsers were tested, and where are those results? I can't seem
> to find them.
>
> At one point, Najib mentioned test-idn-display-3 (I think). Was that
> one simply not pushed to the Web site?
>
> Erik
>
> On 4/6/07, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Hello Erik,
>>
>> The IDN/IRI tests we have at the w3c i18n site are:
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/International/tests/sec-idn-0
>>
>> and
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/International/tests/test-idn-display-0
>>
>> hth,
>> RI
>>
>> ============
>> Richard Ishida
>> Internationalization Lead
>> W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/People/Ishida/
>> http://www.w3.org/International/
>> http://people.w3.org/rishida/blog/
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/ishida/
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>  ________________________________
>>  From: Erik van der Poel [mailto:erikv@google.com]
>> Sent: 06 April 2007 00:36
>> To: Najib Tounsi
>> Cc: Mark Davis; Richard Ishida; Michael.Monaghan@sun.com; WWW 
>> International
>> Subject: Re: For review: An Introduction to Multilingual Web Addresses
>>
>>
>> Hello Najib,
>>
>> Are these test results published somewhere? At w3.org maybe?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Erik
>>
>>
>> On 3/22/07, Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma> wrote:
>> >
>> > Mark Davis wrote:
>> > The other thing to test is whether the browser supports the %xx%xx 
>> version
>> of Unicode characters.
>> > It seems they do not support (but Opera 9, once again).
>> > That's what I have noticed sometimes ago, when authoring HTML with 
>> Arabic
>> IDNs.  My link looks fine in the status bar, but don't go to the 
>> expected
>> location on click. The href attribute is in %xx%xx version, and the IRI
>> displays like that in the address bar.
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>


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