Closed Bug 385000 Opened 14 years ago Closed 14 years ago

Links with umlauts in mails lead to wrong URLs in Firefox

Categories

(Thunderbird :: General, defect)

x86
Windows 2000
defect
Not set
critical

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 378991

People

(Reporter: check, Assigned: mscott)

Details

(Keywords: intl)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; de; rv:1.8.1.4) Gecko/20070515 Firefox/2.0.0.4
Build Identifier: Version 2.0.0.4 (20070604)

If I get a link to a umlaut domain within a mail in Thunderbird (e.g. http://www.wüstenberg-medienrecht.de/) and I click on it Firefox opens a wrong URL (e.g. http://www.w%c3%bcstenberg-medienrecht.de/)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Confirming, but more a bug than a security problem.

Firefox doesn't support %-escaping in the hostname (since that's a common way to abuse/fool people), although there is some talk of supporting it. Thunderbird is over-escaping I guess (doesn't work if IE is the default browser, either).
Assignee: nobody → mscott
Group: security
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
As IDN hostnames take off this is probably an increasingly important bug to fix for Europe and Asia
Flags: wanted1.8.1.x+
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3?
Keywords: intl
I know.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 378991
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3?
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