[Bug 15489] IDN email addresses should be converted to Punycode before validating them


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #18 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2012-08-23 21:03:43 UTC ---
Realistically, we can't make type=email support sending IDN to the server,
because that would mean lots of people couldn't use it without first updating
their entire server-side infrastructure's e-mail handling, which in some cases
is impractical.

Given that we're not sending IDN, it would be very strange to make it legal to
receive IDN — it would mean that you couldn't round-trip all valid input data

Thus where we are now.

What I expect we might do once the browsers have caught up and implemented all
the new forms stuff reliably is add a new form type like "idna-email", or more
likely add an attribute that can be given when type=email, which enables full
IDNA in/out, not just at the UI level.

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Received on Thursday, 23 August 2012 21:03:55 UTC