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Re: [Ietf-http-auth] Updating RFC 2617 (HTTP Digest) to use UTF-8

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 02:42:39 +0200
Message-ID: <4518777F.6040008@gmx.de>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
CC: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com>, HTTP authentication list <ietf-http-auth@osafoundation.org>

Jim Luther schrieb:
> 
> While we're on this subject... In rfc2617 secction 3.2.1, it says:
> 
>> realm
>>      A string to be displayed to users so they know which username and
>>      password to use.
> 
> It would be also nice to define the encoding of the realm string so that 
> clients that display the realm to users can display it correctly. We've 
> seen realms from servers encoded UTF-8, ISO-8859-1, and with various 
> Windows encodings. There's no good way to guess which encoding to use 
> and so whatever is used is currently wrong on some servers.

Hm.

I was thinking "should be UTF-8, of course". But doesn't really RFC2045 
apply here at least in theory?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 26 September 2006 00:42:29 GMT

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