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RE: [html] Issue: "valid email address" doesn't allow IDNs… marked as Needs tests

From: Shawn Steele <Shawn.Steele@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 23:54:14 +0000
To: chaals via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>, "www-international@w3.org" <www-international@w3.org>
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EAI specifies no-punicode.  EAI includes the local part as well.  This isn't very world-ready.

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From: chaals via GitHub [mailto:sysbot+gh@w3.org] 
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2016 10:04 AM
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Subject: [html] Issue: "valid email address" doesn't allow IDNs… marked as Needs tests

chaals has just labeled an issue for https://github.com/w3c/html as "Needs tests":

== "valid email address" doesn't allow IDNs… == The definition of a [valid email
address](https://w3c.github.io/html/sec-forms.html#valid-e-mail-address)
 only allows for ascii letters, digits, and hyphens in domain names, and only ascii printable characters before the @ sign. This doesn't match reality, which now includes IDNs.

Should we insist on putting punycode everywhere, or should we try to hide that from users and specify how to make internationalised email addresses?


See https://github.com/w3c/html/issues/538


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