[UA-discuss] 04a Browsers

Don Hollander don.hollander at icann.org
Thu Aug 31 19:50:53 UTC 2017

We did have some engagement with Mozilla facilitated by Jothan.  But their response was for us to file a bug report.   


> On 1/09/2017, at 12:27 AM, chaals is Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals at yandex.ru> wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Aug 2017 02:18:54 +0200, Don Hollander <don.hollander at icann.org> wrote:
>> 04a – A review of popular browsers for UA Readiness – Spoiler alert – most are OK, but few >handle the open dot or IDNs as we expect them to.   Some browser developers may see this >as a feature and not a bug.
> The document says there is no W3C document talking about open dot. I am pretty sure you are right about that - in general W3C defers to IETF RFCs for URL definitions, having abandoned its own work on them a few years ago.
> The reference for Mozilla seems to have been unchanged in 8 years, which is a long time. Do you know if anyone at Mozilla has actually looked at the issue since then? In particular, I tried changing the settings as described there, to allow the open dot, and it didn't.
> cheers
> -- 
> Chaals is Charles McCathie Nevile
> find more at http://yandex.com

Don Hollander
Universal Acceptance Steering Group
Skype: don_hollander

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