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Re: use IDNs in the Validator's URL field

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Fri, 06 Apr 2007 16:41:24 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <46165C14.48D5@xyzzy.claranet.de>

MEGYASZAI Eva wrote:

> When I try to validate i.e. www.magyarország.hu (using IDN) by URL,
> it doesn't work, because the application
> (http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.magyarorsz%C3%A1g.hu%2F)
> encoding it to www.magyarorsz%C3%A1g.hu instead of
> www.xn--magyarorszg-t7a.hu (using ACE - Ascii Compatible Encoding).

> Is it planned to extend the usage of the validator to IDN-s? Or could
> you make a help page about this issue (how to encode IDN-s for using in
> the validator)?

A "validate by IRI" would be nice.  You can't use raw IRIs (any RFC 3987
syntax not covered by RFC 3986) in places where only URIs are allowed.

However that feature should not be introduced before the W3C validator
can check URI syntax in attributes like "href".  "Just use IRIs" where
it's not allowed is a horror scenario, like "just send 8" in email.

Received on Friday, 6 April 2007 14:44:40 UTC

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