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Bug 11225 - Allow valid e-mail addresses to have one-part domain names like "localhost" or "to"
Summary: Allow valid e-mail addresses to have one-part domain names like "localhost" o...
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LC1 HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other other
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-11-04 21:21 UTC by contributor
Modified: 2011-08-04 05:05 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description contributor 2010-11-04 21:21:17 UTC

You should allow the part after the at sign to be ldh-str 0*( "." ldh-str ),
or whatever the proper syntax is, to allow "username@localhost".  This might
actually be useful for testing web apps, and it doesn't seem like it would
cause any extra harm.  Plus, in principle, a regular TLD could resolve to
something with an A or MX record, e.g., the ccTLD "to" has an A record and
maybe mail can get there (dunno).

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Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-01-21 01:46:45 UTC
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Status: Accepted
Change Description: see diff given below
Rationale: Concurred with reporter's comments.
Comment 2 contributor 2011-01-21 01:47:59 UTC
Checked in as WHATWG revision r5796.
Check-in comment: allow @localhost addresses for testing.
Comment 3 Michael[tm] Smith 2011-08-04 05:05:44 UTC
mass-moved component to LC1