Re: [http-state] New Issue: The domain attribute and I18N domain names

Dan Witte <dwitte@mozilla.com> Wed, 03 February 2010 18:03 UTC

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From: Dan Witte <dwitte@mozilla.com>
To: Adam Barth <ietf@adambarth.com>
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Subject: Re: [http-state] New Issue: The domain attribute and I18N domain names
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I agree with Yngve; I'd also note that Mozilla's implementation has never worked with UTF8 'domain' attributes, only punycode. I don't believe we've seen any bug reports from people about changing that.

Dan

----- "Adam Barth" <ietf@adambarth.com> wrote:

> I have very little understanding of I18N domain names.  Would you be
> willing to write some tests of the form found in
> http://github.com/abarth/http-state/tree/master/tests/data/parser/
> that explain what you think the correct behavior is?  You can add
> more
> entries to
> http://github.com/abarth/http-state/blob/master/tests/data/hosts
> if you need to map some i18n domain names to the loopback interface.
> 
> Thanks,
> Adam
> 
> 
> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 1:12 AM, Yngve N. Pettersen (Developer Opera
> Software ASA) <yngve@opera.com> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > AFAICT the current draft does not address how servers should specify
> domain
> > names in the domain attribute of a Set-Cookie header when the
> Unicode form
> > of the domain name contain non-ASCII characters, e.g. blåbær.no
> > (xn--blbr-roah.no).
> >
> > My suggestion is that the A-label (punycode) form should be used in
> all
> > cases, but if that is too strict the only other alternative is to
> allow
> > UTF-8 encoding of the name in addition to the recommended use of
> the
> > A-label.
> >
> > --
> > Sincerely,
> > Yngve N. Pettersen
> >
> >
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