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Basic Authentication and encoding of non-ASCII characters in credentials

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 18:46:28 +0200
Message-ID: <483C3AE4.60201@gmx.de>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org


we recently discussed this over at the W3C webapi discussion list, and 
it turns out that, at least for Firefox, the encoding that is being used 
depends on whether the browser itself does the authentication (ISO8859-1 
plus bugs for non-ISO characters), or whether it's XMLHTTPRequest (UTF-8).

To me that looks like a totally bizarre design.

Feedback appreciated :-)

BR, Julian

PS: to me this looks almost like a show stopper for the FF3 release 
Received on Tuesday, 27 May 2008 16:47:18 UTC

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