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Re: IDN support in the validator

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 10:06:50 +0100
Message-ID: <41E63A2A.4070300@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
CC: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>, www-validator@w3.org

I don't pretend to understand this issue at all, but
I am intrigued by the behaviour of Mozilla, which
on being asked to open an http connection to


reports (in its status bar)

	Resolving host www.xn--rksmrgs-5wao1o.josefsson.org

Could anyone explain what /that/ one's all about ?

** Phil.
Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Martin Duerst wrote:
>>My guess is that the conversion to punycode was correctly made before
>>resolving the host name, but that punycode was not used is the Host:
>>field of HTTP/1.1. Although that's not explicitly written down anywhere,
>>that's how it works (at least with deployed servers).
> That seems a weird interpretation of "Bad hostname", don't you think?
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