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[Bug 11579] Support for IDNs in e-mail addresses should be "should" or "must", not just "may"

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Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 00:58:49 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |FIXED

--- Comment #10 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-03-04 00:58:48 UTC ---
Isn't e-mail (SMTP) one of the systems that doesn't handle IDN yet? I assumed
it was, which is why I didn't allow IDN to go to the server. If it's not I'm
happy to change it. File another bug for that with evidence that typical
servers won't be screwed up if they na´vely pass IDN to their mail subsystems.

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Status: Partially Accepted
Change Description: see diff given below

I've made IDN support in input a "should" for e-mails and URLs, to see if that
encourages UAs to do better here. If they don't have a good reason not to
support it, they should, which is what "should" means. Supporting IDN does seem
equivalent here to supporting user input at all, which is also a should.

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