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

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 13:29:01 -0700
Message-Id: <CD367785-3F28-4DF6-AE3C-E65CECB28B87@mnot.net>
Cc: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

With the spec - passwd isn't defined as being TEXT, and therefore  
2047 encoding (or indeed any charset) isn't specified for it. At  
least, that's how I read it.


On 2006/10/17, at 11:56 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

>
> Mark Nottingham schrieb:
>> ...
>> If TEXT is well-defined as allowing 2047 encoding, and 2617 refers  
>> to it (albeit indirectly), then in most cases this is just an  
>> implementation problem, I think. The one exception that I can see is:
>>       passwd   = < user's password >
>> in Digest.
>> *sigh*
>> ...
>
> Hm. Maybe I'm a bit slow, but where's the problem here?  
> Implementations not allowing RFC2047 encoding here, or something  
> with the spec itself?
>
> Best regards, Julian
>


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