href not handling encoding correctly

External Issue #8202154


Jul 17, 2016
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The W3C I18N WG in cooperation with WhatWG has created tests for the Encoding specification. In the course of testing, we found that the encoding done in hrefs is not consistent with the HTML specification or with what other browsers do. This causes Edge to fail all of the href encoding tests.

The problem is that instead of following the character encoding of the page, the href encodes the Unicode (UTF-8) byte sequence.

Please also comment on one or more of the above issues. If there are errors in our tests, we very much want to know.

[filed on behalf of W3C I18N WG]


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Travis L.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Travis L.” to “Eugene V.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Eugene V.” to “Kris K.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “External”

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