emoji (was Re: I-D Action: draft-klensin-idna-rfc5891bis-00.txt)

Shawn Steele Shawn.Steele at microsoft.com
Tue Mar 14 16:53:49 CET 2017

Edge is doing the its-not-in-you-language-so-I’m-protecting-you thing, it shows you the content if you ask.

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-----Original Message-----
From: John Levine [mailto:johnl at taugh.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 8:00 AM
To: idna-update at alvestrand.no
Cc: Shawn Steele <Shawn.Steele at microsoft.com>
Subject: Re: emoji (was Re: I-D Action: draft-klensin-idna-rfc5891bis-00.txt)

In article <CY1PR21MB00718E0D499C1A0E0895CA1282220 at CY1PR21MB0071.namprd21.prod.outlook.com<mailto:CY1PR21MB00718E0D499C1A0E0895CA1282220 at CY1PR21MB0071.namprd21.prod.outlook.com>> you write:

>The fact that pretty much all of the browsers enable stuff that IDNA2008 explicitly forbids ...

I just spot checked Chrome (Mac and Android), Firefox, and Safari, and all of them displayed emoji names in URI domain names as A-labels.  If you want to try it, I have a handy wildcarded link farm.

In all of my browsers, this one displays as three random Chinese



This one is a lock emoji followed by "google" and displays as an A-label.


This one is two piles of poop, also displays as an A-label.


If you want to try other stuff, http://<anything>.web.sp.am<http://%3canything%3e.web.sp.am> will return a live harmless web page.

Also see this M3AAWG BCP from last year, based on what Google does, but endorsed by and I believe implemented by other M3AAWG members:



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