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Re: Arabic IDN (simple) example

From: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 14:36:46 +0100
Message-ID: <460D126E.4030705@hackcraft.net>
To: 'WWW International' <www-international@w3.org>

Najib Tounsi wrote:
> Dan Brickley wrote:
>> "Server not found .... Firefox can't find the server at 
>> %d8%a7%d9%84%d9%85%d8%af%d8%b1%d8%b3%d8%a9.%d8%a7%d9%84%d9%85%d8%ad%d9%85%d8%af%d9%8a%d8%a9.%d9%84%d9%84%d9%85%d9%87%d9%86%d8%af%d8%b3%d9%8a%d9%86.emi.ac.ma." 
>> However...
> Yes, because the href attibute contains the escaped-sequence version of  
> non-ascii characters. Created by Thunderbird. It is that escaped 
> sequence which is sent instead of punicode.

It seems that Thunderbird is indeed passing that incorrect URI to the 
default browser (rather than it being the browser that is causing the 

Further experimentation shows that if the correct version and/or the 
punycode is passed to the browser through the shell then Firefox will 
complain "The URL is not valid and cannot be loaded" though IE will 
operate correctly.

This experimentation was done on WindowsXP.
Received on Friday, 30 March 2007 13:38:03 UTC

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