Eszett and IDNAv2 vs IDNA2008

Cary Karp ck at
Fri Mar 13 15:31:28 CET 2009

Quoting Andrew:

> 3.  Decide that MSIE7 loses.  I think this is the right answer.
> IDNA-using web sites who want to use IDNA2008 and support MSIE7 will
> basically either have to detect MSIE7 and present links differently to
> them, detect MSIE7 and warn such users, "Your browser won't be able to
> follow some links on this page," or just accept that MSIE7 users get a
> less good experience.

We were in the same situation with MSIE6, which provided no support
for IDNA2003. At least two second-source plug-ins soon came into wide
use as work arounds. I have no idea if IE7 is equally amenable to this
sort of thing, but would expect to see similar shims available in
usefully short order if native support for IDNA2008 is not to be had.


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