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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2008 22:26:42 +0200
Message-ID: <47F53D82.4080800@gmx.de>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Jamie Lokier wrote:
> I agree with everything Julian said, except:
> 
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> TEXT already allows C1 controls (and always did) 
>> (<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-ietf-httpbis-p1-messaging-latest.html#rule.TEXT>):
>>
>>   TEXT           = %x20-7E | %x80-FF | LWS
>>                  ; any OCTET except CTLs, but including LWS
>>
>> That being said, I'd like it to exclude C1 controls.
> 
> If C1 controls _in the form of octets %x80-9F_ are excluded, and HTTP
> agents begin to reject TEXT containing those octets, it will be harder
> to transition to UTF-8 later.  (In case you'd forgotton, UTF-8 uses
> those octet values for normal characters).

No I didn't. Good point.

> ...

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 3 April 2008 20:27:24 GMT

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