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Re: IRIs, IDNAbis, and HTTP [i74]

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 14:37:24 +0100
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <frduth$3ln$1@ger.gmane.org>

Stefan Eissing wrote:

> My point is: fix Basic and Digest.

I'm not sure that it's allowed by the Charter.  I asked about a
2617bis when the Charter was discussed, but nobody really wants
to tackle it.  And the SASL folks even intend to deprecate the
"better" (wrt I18N) Digest-MD5, attempts to fix 2831 turned out
to be a major headache.  

> Deprecate use of 2047-encode in 1.1 headers

Then 2616bis would be limited to Latin-1, or even to ASCII if
it gets rid of Latin-1.  And *that* would violate RFC 2277, as
Brian wrote, only Latin-1 is not good enough.  RFC 2047 + 2231
are a bit odd, but better than nothing, and implementors in the
mail and news world sometimes get it right, HTTP implementors
likely also manage, or don't they ?  

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