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bug#26634: [Lars Ingebrigtsen] Re: bug#26634: 26.0.50; The network secur


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#26634: [Lars Ingebrigtsen] Re: bug#26634: 26.0.50; The network security manager doesn't understand IDNA domains
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2018 13:35:48 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

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From: Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: bug#26634: 26.0.50; The network security manager doesn't 
understand IDNA domains
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2018 13:04:44 +0200

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

> Suggestion: what if we used IDNA and highlighting if multiple scripts
> are mixed in any segment of the DNS path (a "word" in the syntax)? And a
> tooltip explaining the problem? That would make it clear to the user.

You mean in the eww title bar?  Yes, that would make sense...

> It would also be potentially beneficial in Dired and prog-mode. Here I
> would again flag any mixed scripts in a word.

Hm...  well, the security implications of having a mixed-script file
name are different from mixed-script domain names.  

> The same approach might be nice in `list-packages' in case someone
> malicious pushes out packages with confusables in the name. Here the
> check would flag anything non-ASCII.

That does sound useful.

> WDYT? A minor mode? Or maybe it exists already?

Not that I know of.

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