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Bug 2940 - Correctness of mailto links is not properly checked
Summary: Correctness of mailto links is not properly checked
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: check (show other bugs)
Version: HEAD
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Terje Bless
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-02-26 01:05 UTC by Stefan Tittel
Modified: 2006-02-26 08:46 UTC (History)
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Description Stefan Tittel 2006-02-26 01:05:23 UTC
The RFC dealing with mailto links (RFC 2368) clearly states (at the end of 
section 2) that 8-bit characters in mailto URLs are forbidden.

The validator however does validate pages containing 8-bit characters in its 
mailto links.
Comment 1 Bj 2006-02-26 08:46:42 UTC
The Validator, as the documentation points out, only checks for rules spelled 
out in the HTML/XHTML DTDs, and those cannot express such rules. This is a 
known issue, but given that the Validator does not advertize such capabilities 
this isn't really a bug.