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RE: RFC 2617: Which character should be used?

From: Paul Leach <paulle@windows.microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 15:42:45 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <91D7F2CEE3425A4A9D11311D09FCE24601EAFE20@WIN-MSG-10.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>
To: "Martin Duerst" <duerst@w3.org>, "Scott Lawrence" <scott-http@skrb.org>, "Joris Dobbelsteen" <joris.dobbelsteen@mail.com>
Cc: <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, <yngve@opera.com>
I think the spec could say that UTF-8 SHOULD be used, but private
agreeements are allowed.

However, be aware that according to 2617 and 2616 respectively
      password    = *TEXT

   The TEXT rule is only used for descriptive field contents and values
   that are not intended to be interpreted by the message parser. Words
   of *TEXT MAY contain characters from character sets other than ISO-
   8859-1 [22] only when encoded according to the rules of RFC 2047

       TEXT           = <any OCTET except CTLs,
                        but including LWS>

I don't know if this causes problems or not.

Received on Wednesday, 16 April 2003 15:52:11 UTC

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