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Re: PROPOSAL: i74: Encoding for non-ASCII headers

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 12:54:57 +0900
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To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Cc: David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org

At 05:33 08/04/01, Julian Reschke wrote:
>Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
>> mテ・n 2008-03-31 klockan 21:10 +0200 skrev Julian Reschke:
>>> As far as I remember, this means "encode non-ASCII characters in UTF-8, then percent-escape".
>> In my tests the request-URI is percent-escaped, but Host header sent as
>> raw UTF-8.
>I guess the latter can be considered a bug. Eric?

Here is some background, as far as I understand. In the early days
of IDNs (before there was a WG), Microsoft had a proposal for using
raw UTF-8 for IDNs in the DNS. Some of that got implemented in
their servers and clients, and this is probably a leftover.

Regards,    Martin.

#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, Assoc. Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
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