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Re: "International" email addresses

From: Steven Pemberton <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:54:22 +0100
To: "Steven Pemberton" <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>, "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>, "Forms WG" <public-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.xpkw4w0psmjzpq@steven-ux21a>
On Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:06:52 +0100, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>  
wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM, Steven Pemberton
> <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl> wrote:
>> So as far as I can see, an internationalised email address is:
>>
>>  address: atom-list "@" atom-list.
>>  atom-list: atom ( "." atom )*
>>  atom: C+
>>  C: any character in the world EXCEPT (),.:;<>@[\]
>>
>> a) Do you agree?
>> b) It was really hard to find this out. The internet is rife with people
>> asking and getting bad answers. Please help the internet by being
>> definitive.
>
> I recommend matching HTML's definition:
>
> https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/forms.html#valid-e-mail-address

Unfortunately, that doesn't match our minimum requirement of accepting  
international addresses.

Steven
Received on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 15:55:04 UTC

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