On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 2:57 AM, Andrew Dunbar <hippytrail(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I think it's a case of modern browsers behaving
differently to older
browsers. Older browsers only supported encoded URLs with % as the URL/URI
standard is defined. But these are very user-unfriendly so modern browsers
now convert these URLs into something readable for people whose native
language does not use Latin script. I think Facebook only accepts URLs which
comply to the standard and not the userfriendly human readable ones
supported by modern browsers.
So it's no bug in Mediawiki and not really a bug in Facebook but it would be
a userfriendly improvement for Facebook to interpret non-Latin URLs just as
the modern browsers do.
URLs containing non-Latin characters are standardized, and known as
IRIs. Lack of good IRI support in today's Web should probably count
as a bug.