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Re: How browsers display URIs with %-encoding (Opera/Firefox FAIL)

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2011 15:25:43 +0900
Message-ID: <4E2D0C67.50904@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
CC: public-iri@w3.org
Hello Boris,

On 2011/07/21 23:03, Boris Zbarsky wrote:

> Pieces of the browser UI are typically not accessible to JavaScript.

Okay, got it. Might have been good for testing if it were otherwise, but 
that might cause some security problems.

> In this case, the status bar (and url bar, for that matter) display here
> is done by Firefox UI code, not Gecko, for what it's worth. There are
> various situations in which the UI code "unescapes" when the core code
> would not, and once you start doing that you have to start guessing at
> encodings. Right now Gecko does NOT implement IRI across the board (and
> last I checked when we tried it broke sites).

I can understand that you might not yet implement IRIs everywhere. But 
the case I showed you, displaying "/People/Dürst" for "/People/D%FCrst", 
seems to be a clear bug, because "/People/D%FCrst" goes somewhere else 
than "/People/Dürst" when entered in a location/address bar. If you 
think it's not a bug, can you explain why? If it's a bug, is it already 
in bugzilla, or should I add it?

Regards,    Martin.
Received on Monday, 25 July 2011 06:28:15 UTC

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