[whatwg] URL: IPv6 parsing and model/serializing

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Wed Nov 14 11:05:20 PST 2012

On 11/14/12 10:35 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Chrome's implementation (except for parsing invalid IPv4) makes a lot
> of sense I think as it allows for minimizing what needs to be stored
> internally. It only requires a sequence of eight 16-bit components.

I believe Gecko simply stores the original string (lowercased), modulo 
IDN stuff.  Since this works for both DNS names and IP addresses, a 
requirement that some other representation be stored is actually a bit 
of an implementation annoyance...


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