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

Marc Blanchet marc.blanchet at viagenie.ca
Mon Jul 15 18:57:32 UTC 2019

On 15 Jul 2019, at 14:52, John Levine wrote:

> In article <op.z4vd4xybag6dn2 at chaalss-macbook-pro.home> you write:
>> Note that there are quite a lot of browsers with substantial usage, 
>> which
>> choose when to do something different, beyond "the 4" that control 
>> the
>> WHAT-WG. Testing some of those - or filing issues for them to support 
>> EAI
>> - might be worthwhile.
> Unless I missed something fairly basic, the browser has no effect a
> web site accepting EAI addreses.

well, if one puts <input type=‘email’>, then the browser is 
And my current basic tests on my platform show that none of them accepts 

> Every browser in the past decade has
> enough UTF-8 support to allow sites to input EAI addresses.

if one puts <input type=‘text’>, then browser accepts utf8

> The site's Javascript does the address validation and the site's
> servers either handle EAI addresses or don't.  The WHATWG pattern is
> just a regular expression for programmers to use to validate user
> input.

that is the next level of validation. First one depends on how the 
<input> tag is used.


> Regards,
> John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for 
> Dummies",
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