[whatwg] Question about document.referrer (and document.URL, document.location.href) when IDN domains are in use

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Tue Sep 10 13:32:22 PDT 2013

On 9/10/13 3:54 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> These seem like the logical places for it to be set. Am I missing
> something?

No, you're not.  I was.

> Well, then they'll be broken, I guess. (They'll break safe, though.)

Well, the outcome is "user can't use site".  (Which they care more about 
than whether the site is safe or not, too, though the safety bit is not 
relevant to the discussion per se.)

> It might be, depends on what the URL is.

Basically, if we want interop on this stuff we need to define which 
things get punycoded where and which things are stored as ACE instead 
and whatnot.  :(


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