Internationalized Domain Support

Monday March 4th, 2002

William Tan writes: "The Mozilla team has been working on Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) support for some time now. IDN support has been a tricky issue, but we have had good success with it. Currently, Mozilla is able to support IDN through an external XPCOM component. Since this is a relatively experimental effort, it needs lots of attention, scrutiny and suggestion. Mozilla IDN Initiative was formed to provide a central resource for anyone interested in its development."

#1 IDN By Default?

by asj

Monday March 4th, 2002 4:41 PM

After people have tested the IDN support and feel safe that it works will it be intergrated into Mozilla and made as part of the default builds?

I would be nice to say \\\\\\\"Mozilla supports IDN by default\\\\\\\" With IE you have to have the iClient Plugin.

#5 Re: IDN By Default?

by dready

Friday March 8th, 2002 5:33 AM

Yeah, that would be really nice. But IDN has no real standard as yet (even though the working group at IETF is submitting the papers to be published as RFCs). Additionally, XPIDN is a closed-source product so there might be licensing restrictions.

#2 Report mozillazine stories to Newsforge ASAP

by jensend

Monday March 4th, 2002 8:16 PM

From a Newsforge staff member, written earlier today, with the title "Re:Why MozillaQuest?" comes the following:

"As for MozillaQuest, the editor there has been extremely diligent about submitting his news to us, while other Mozilla sites haven't been so diligent. We're happy to link to Mozilla news from anywhere, it's just that the MozillaQuest editor is quick to send us his stories."

Please, as soon as you come upon a MozillaZine story, submit it to Newsforge so people there don't get as distorted a view on the facts.

#3 Re: Report mozillazine stories to Newsforge ASAP

by i5mast

Monday March 4th, 2002 8:24 PM

anybody could send mozillazine stories to, including yourself :)

#4 Yes...

by jensend

Tuesday March 5th, 2002 12:31 PM

I have submitted stories to them in the past, but I don't visit mozillazine every day, nor do I have the time to be a feeding mechanism for all the stories. If those who see a story new on mozillazine and think NewsForge might publish a link to the article submit it, then it's ensured that it gets submitted; if any one single person (except Asa) is relied upon to submit it, then sometimes it won't get submitted until, for instance, a MozillaQuest article about the same thing has been submitted and NewsForge decides they only need one link to document the event.

#6 Re: Yes...

by tny

Friday March 8th, 2002 9:53 AM

And doesn't Asa have enough on his plate already?