[whatwg] type=email and IDN

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Fri Feb 4 02:55:04 PST 2011

This must have been brought up before as e.g. http://pukupi.com/post/2070/  
is from June 2010, but I could not find anything quickly. Apparently  
people are using IDNs and cannot get them validated with email controls  
because the specification prohibits this. We should probably change that.  
Either by saying it should first be converted to Punycode and then  
validated, or by enhancing the pattern. (The email RFC might still be  
outdated on this point, I have not checked, but we have decided to not  
follow it anyway as it fails to match email addresses people actually use.)

Anne van Kesteren

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