ISSUE-402: Broken copy/paste behavior with IRIs ⓟ

Broken copy/paste behavior with IRIs ⓟ

State:
CLOSED
Product:
url
Raised by:
Dennis Tan Tanaka
Opened on:
2014-12-22
Description:
While exploring the new service from CNNIC/Coremail (http://中文邮箱.网络) I came across the following behavior when copying/pasting the IRI onto other applications.

Test 1: Windows PC (Windows 7 Enterprise, SP 1) using Chrome 39
- The IRI maintains its U-Label form and resolves the site with no problem. No issues here.
- When trying to copy/paste the IRI (from Chrome's address bar) into other application (e.g. Google Docs, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) the IRI is pasted in its A-Label form (i.e. http://xn--fiq228cmvpbgt.xn--io0a7i/)
- The pasted IRI is recognized as a link.
= Result: broken user experience
= Expected result: IRI should keep its U-Label form


Test 2: Windows PC (Windows 7 Enterprise, SP 1) using IE 8
- The IRI resolves to the site with no issues and the IRI keeps its U-label form. No issues here either.
- When copying/pasting the IRI from IE to other applications the IRI maintains its U-Label form, however it is not recognized as a link (even thought it is pasted with the http:// prefix)
= Expected result: IRI should be recognized as a link

Test 3: iOS 8 (iphone) using Safari
- Pretty much the same behavior as in Win/IE test. The IRI maintains its U-Label form across applications.
- The IRI is recognized as a link in some application I tested with. It was recognized as as link in Notes, but it was not recognized as a link in Mail or Gmail for iOS.
= Expected result: Consistent behavior across applications

These three test cases might not be as extensive as they should be but I think there is something funny about how Chrome is encoding the URL in the copy/paste operation. Can anyone shed some light into this? Thanks!

Related Actions Items:
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Related emails:
  1. [minutes] Internationalization telecon 2016-07-21 (from ishida@w3.org on 2016-07-21)
  2. Review list page improved (from ishida@w3.org on 2016-07-15)
  3. [minutes] Internationalization telecon 2015-01-22 (from ishida@w3.org on 2015-01-22)
  4. I18N-ISSUE-402 (Copy/Paste IRI): Broken copy/paste behavior with IRIs [url] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2014-12-22)

Related notes:

https://github.com/w3c/i18n-activity/issues/58

Richard Ishida, 17 Mar 2016, 13:22:56

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