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[ow] (2) Tighten up the definition of the e-mail address syntax.

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@@ -31495,9 +31495,18 @@ interface <dfn id=htmlformelement>HTMLFormElement</dfn> : <a href=#htmlelement>H
string on commas</a>.</span></p>
<p>A <dfn id=valid-e-mail-address>valid e-mail address</dfn> is a string that matches the
- ABNF production <code title="">1*(&nbsp;atext&nbsp;/&nbsp;"."&nbsp;)&nbsp;"@"&nbsp;dot-atom-text</code>
- where <code title="">atext</code> and <code title="">dot-atom-text</code> are defined in RFC 5322 section
- 3.2.3. <a href=#refsABNF>[ABNF]</a> <a href=#refsRFC5322>[RFC5322]</a></p>
+ ABNF production <code title="">1*(&nbsp;atext&nbsp;/&nbsp;"."&nbsp;)&nbsp;"@"&nbsp;ldh-str&nbsp;1*(&nbsp;"."&nbsp;ldh-str&nbsp;)</code>
+ where <code title="">atext</code> is defined in RFC 5322 section
+ 3.2.3, and <code title="">ldh-str</code> is defined in RFC 1034
+ section 3.5. <a href=#refsABNF>[ABNF]</a> <a href=#refsRFC5322>[RFC5322]</a> <a href=#refsRFC1034>[RFC1034]</a></p> <!-- Domain syntax based on
+ section 3.5 of [RFC1034] and section 2.1 of [RFC1123] -->
+
+ <p class=note>This requirement is a <a href=#willful-violation>willful violation</a>
+ of RFC 5322, which defines a syntax for e-mail addresses that is
+ simultaneously too strict (before the "@" character), too vague
+ (after the "@" character), and too lax (allowing comments, white
+ space characters, and quoted strings in manners unfamiliar to most
+ users) to be of practical use here.</p>
<div class="bookkeeping impl">
@@ -73726,6 +73735,11 @@ interface <a href=#htmldocument>HTMLDocument</a> {
<dd><cite><a href=http://publicsuffix.org/>Public Suffix List</a></cite>.
Mozilla Foundation.</dd>
+ <dt id=refsRFC1034>[RFC1034]</dt>
+ <dd><cite><a href=http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1034.txt>Domain
+ Names - Concepts and Facilities</a></cite>, P. Mockapetris. IETF,
+ November 1987.</dd>
+
<dt id=refsRFC1345>[RFC1345]</dt>
<dd><cite><a href=http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1345.txt>Character Mnemonics
and Character Sets</a></cite>, K. Simonsen. IETF, June 1992.</dd>
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@@ -35057,11 +35057,20 @@ interface <dfn>HTMLFormElement</dfn> : <span>HTMLElement</span> {
<p>A <dfn>valid e-mail address</dfn> is a string that matches the
ABNF production <code
- title="">1*(&nbsp;atext&nbsp;/&nbsp;"."&nbsp;)&nbsp;"@"&nbsp;dot-atom-text</code>
- where <code title="">atext</code> and <code
- title="">dot-atom-text</code> are defined in RFC 5322 section
- 3.2.3. <a href="#refsABNF">[ABNF]</a> <a
- href="#refsRFC5322">[RFC5322]</a></p>
+ title="">1*(&nbsp;atext&nbsp;/&nbsp;"."&nbsp;)&nbsp;"@"&nbsp;ldh-str&nbsp;1*(&nbsp;"."&nbsp;ldh-str&nbsp;)</code>
+ where <code title="">atext</code> is defined in RFC 5322 section
+ 3.2.3, and <code title="">ldh-str</code> is defined in RFC 1034
+ section 3.5. <a href="#refsABNF">[ABNF]</a> <a
+ href="#refsRFC5322">[RFC5322]</a> <a
+ href="#refsRFC1034">[RFC1034]</a></p> <!-- Domain syntax based on
+ section 3.5 of [RFC1034] and section 2.1 of [RFC1123] -->
+
+ <p class="note">This requirement is a <span>willful violation</span>
+ of RFC 5322, which defines a syntax for e-mail addresses that is
+ simultaneously too strict (before the "@" character), too vague
+ (after the "@" character), and too lax (allowing comments, white
+ space characters, and quoted strings in manners unfamiliar to most
+ users) to be of practical use here.</p>
<div class="bookkeeping impl">
@@ -87602,6 +87611,11 @@ interface <span>HTMLDocument</span> {
<dd><cite><a href="http://publicsuffix.org/">Public Suffix List</a></cite>.
Mozilla Foundation.</dd>
+ <dt id="refsRFC1034">[RFC1034]</dt>
+ <dd><cite><a href="http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1034.txt">Domain
+ Names - Concepts and Facilities</a></cite>, P. Mockapetris. IETF,
+ November 1987.</dd>
+
<dt id="refsRFC1345">[RFC1345]</dt>
<dd><cite><a href="http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1345.txt">Character Mnemonics
and Character Sets</a></cite>, K. Simonsen. IETF, June 1992.</dd>

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