On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 8:37 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbar...@mit.edu> wrote:
> On 8/9/17 1:43 PM, Daniel Veditz wrote:
>> What do web pages do if they want to reflect a pretty URL into their page?
> Cry, basically.

I have a proposal: https://github.com/whatwg/url/pull/288.

There's two issues:

1) Ryan Sleevi is opposed and nobody else from Google seems to care
enough to convince him. (We could potentially try to convince them by
shipping something in Firefox and Safari (Apple has shown interest).)

2) What is the exact algorithm that it should use. In particular,
should it use the same heuristics as the browser for whether it
becomes Punycode or Unicode, should those heuristics be standardized,
or should it always go to Unicode if possible, even if the browser
wouldn't (e.g., in case of mixed scripts).

> This is the fundamental reason I was opposed to this behavior change, but
> apparently no other browsers care about this issue and we were getting
> compat problems.  :(

Well, we also didn't use an algorithm that was standardized anywhere
so other browsers sticking with Punycode seems fairly reasonable in
light of that.

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