[whatwg] Question about document.referrer (and document.URL, document.location.href) when IDN domains are in use
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Sep 10 13:14:06 PDT 2013
On Tue, 10 Sep 2013, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > > >
> > > > 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 normatively imported by the HTML spec's "fetch" algorithm, so
> it's the case per HTML too. Specifically, HTML just says to generate the
> Referer header's value "as required by HTTP" using a particular URL as
> the input.
Incidentally, Anne, fetch.spec.whatwg.org seems to have omitted the
dependency on HTTP so this is broken there, if I'm not mistaken.
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