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

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:40:53 +0100
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <fsao7f$3ml$1@ger.gmane.org>

Mark Nottingham wrote:

> remove the requirement that only RFC2047 encoding be used;  
> instead, recommend that context-specific encoding rules be
> used (giving examples), and failing that, the \u'nnnnnn'
> form from BCP137.

Are you sure that you want more than one way (MIME) for this
magic, and if yes, are you sure that \u'nnnnnn' is the right
way in HTTP ?  If there is a chance that these values have to
be displayed in HTML pages or used in XML files the NCR form
&#xnnnnnn; might work "as is", for \u'nnnnnn' something needs
to determine a corresponding UTF-16, hex. NCR, or UTF-8.

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