[whatwg] URL: IPv6 parsing and model/serializing

Anne van Kesteren annevk at annevk.nl
Thu Nov 15 05:45:36 PST 2012

On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 11:05 AM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
> 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...

Well and it is validated. You definitely parse the string, but I can
see how that is cheaper than transforming the string. And that string
is then passed to the DNS layer?

We could define that instead I suppose although it seems kind of weird
to normalise domain names, but not IP addresses. We could offer an API
instead I suppose that does implement


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