[UA-discuss] Request for review: Report on Evaluation of Websites for Acceptance of E-mail Addresses, 2019

Marc Blanchet marc.blanchet at viagenie.ca
Sat Jul 13 13:32:03 UTC 2019

On 13 Jul 2019, at 7:52, Charles 'chaals' (McCathie) Nevile wrote:

> On Fri, 12 Jul 2019 21:13:11 +0200, Marc Blanchet
> <marc.blanchet at viagenie.ca> wrote:
>> - yes, html5.3 needs to be defined as the new standard and that would 
>> resolve the issue of the html form for email addresses.
> Sadly (IMHO) that won't happen. W3C threw HTML 5.3 under the bus last 
> year as part of its effort to hand over HTML to 4 browsers.
>> On this, I would suggest to include the URL of the deployment 
>> page(while seems not updated since sep2018) for html5.3 in the 
>> report,
>> so people can see the state of the deployment of this issue: 
>> https://w3c.github.io/test-results/html53/implementation-report.html
> As the person who did the testing for EAI on that issue, I don't think 
> that is a good idea. Relations between some parts of "the 4" browsers, 
> and W3C's HTML spec reached a nadir at the point where browser 
> engineers deliberately re-engineered code to break compatibility. I 
> would be unsurprised if Firefox' implementation (such as it was) was 
> changed in this way.

good. but my point is that we shall provide to people reading the 
document some ways to find the status of the issue.


> Besides which, as everyone has noted, the implementation wasn't 
> sufficient to work end to end. The implementation document was only 
> ever work in progress, the specification was a Working Draft and 
> specifically never reached the point where we did the careful checking 
> to decide what was in the Recommendation and what to defer until a 
> later version.
> cheers
> Chaals
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