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Re: IRIs, IDNAbis, and HTTP

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 15:23:46 +0900
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To: "Frank Ellermann" <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org

At 22:49 08/03/14, Frank Ellermann wrote:
>Brian Smith wrote:

>> RFC 2047 is so terrible that nobody wants to use it anyway
>Parts of RFC 2231 are seriously odd, but "nobody wants it" does
>not cut it if the alternatives are HTTP/1.2 UTF-8 or a HTTP/1.1
>limited to Latin-1.  

Well, the alternative might be HTTP/1.1 with new headers in UTF-8.

One can discuss whether this is strictly according to the rules
for going to Standard, but then, as Paul has said, the IETF isn't
a machine. Last minute fixes before going to Standard have happened.
Even for Standard, or especially for Standard, the future is longer
than the past.

Regards,   Martin.

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