[whatwg] type=email validation is too loose for practical applications

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Tue Aug 25 06:23:07 PDT 2009

On Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:19:42 +0200, Aryeh Gregor  
<Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nor does the current spec, but it only restricts what the UA actually
> submits, not what it accepts from the user.

Ah, that makes sense.

> The spec suggests that
> UAs convert IDNs to punycode for submission, which seems reasonable.

Though somewhat inconsistent with type=url, but then IDN email addresses  
are not quite there yet.

> Opera 9.64 seems to reject IDNs in <input type=email> (but I'm not
> totally sure on this, my IDN might just be wrong somehow).

We might not support them yet, I haven't checked.

Anne van Kesteren

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