[Bug 15489] forms: <input type=email> validation needs to be updated for EAI


--- Comment #39 from Martin Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp> ---
(In reply to Anne from comment #34)
> So I think the best solution here is simply change the definition of what
> constitutes a "valid e-mail address".
> This is a little bit backwards incompatible, but given that servers will
> already have to validate what ends up being submitted I don't think it will
> actually be a problem, especially since EAI is a strict superset.
> https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6531#section-3.3 extends atext so before @ we
> should be okay.
> After @ we have 'label *( "." label )' today which I think together with the
> @ we could replace with At-domain as updated by
> https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6531#section-3.3 of course.
> Martin, Kent, what do you think about that?

Are you asking about whether I prefer extending the definition of "valid e-mail
address", or distinguishing ASCII-only and EAI email addresses? I think either
could work. This should be decided with input from browser makers and server

If you are asking about something else, please make that a bit clearer.

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Received on Wednesday, 30 March 2016 09:36:50 UTC