[whatwg] Question about document.referrer (and document.URL, document.location.href) when IDN domains are in use
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Fri Jul 12 11:40:16 PDT 2013
On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 11:35 AM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
> On 7/12/13 2:15 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>> What's not useful about the way it's defined? It's set to a specific
> I couldn't find where it was normatively set to anything.
>>> In cases when the hostname is non-ASCII, the Referer header will have it
>>> encoded in punycode.
>> Is that defined anywhere?
> http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec14.html#sec14.36 which
> defines it syntactically as a URI, which means that if you have an IRI you
> have to convert it to an IRI before putting it in there.
>> That's correct per spec (assuming the punycoding is required anywhere).
>> The latter two are set separately than document.referrer:
> The thing is, people are comparing origins from postMessage to origins from
> document.referrer. See
> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=852796#c6>. Also see
> Also, as a note, nothing above makes it particularly clear that "the URL
> that was originally to be fetched" is not already punycode... Ah, well.
>> If other browsers don't match this, file bugs on them. :-)
> <shrug>. It probably won't do much good, but:
I don't think we're likely to change this behavior. We always use
punycode for URLs except in the location bar.
Why not change Firefox to use punycode in window.location?
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