Bug#294271: Upgrading to RC
Precisely due to the fact that Debian releases are so seldom do you
think Microsoft won't add IDN support to IE7 in Longhorn next year? If
they do Debian won't be able to access the many sites that will pop up
soon after IE adds official support. Perhaps the release team/stable
release manager needs to have a position on later recompiling the
browsers for stable to support IDN if/when it becomes widely used.
On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 12:41:14AM +0100, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > As discussed on #d-d, these bugs should be RC. (The firefox one is
> > already RC)
> Note to self: don't do stuff while tired.
> So let's go for a more detailed justification.
> IDN is widely broken due to the fact that registrars don't do their job.
> But it's not widely used, first reason being that IE doesn't support it
> without a plugin.
> Considering that a Debian release is usually due to last quite long,
> keeping something unused and dangerous in a release is insane.
> You might want to disable it totally or provide a way to enable it with
> a runtime option or something if the user really wants it. That's the
> safest fix.