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

From: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:51:19 +0200
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Stefan Eissing <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>, Robert Sayre <rsayre@mozilla.com>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1206985879.4921.39.camel@HenrikLaptop>

lör 2008-03-29 klockan 13:04 +0100 skrev Julian Reschke:
> Also, this issue affects another issue I'd like to really make progress 
> on (the BNF->ABNF switch). Is there a chance that we can decide on which 
> headers currently *do* allow RFC2047 notation?

Difficult. No known implementations, and specifications ambigious on
when 2047 should be used, such as Warning saying 2047 should be used but
defining a syntax where 2047 says itself that it MUST NOT be used...

> Two more thoughts:
> 1) Do we have *any* evidence of HTTP servers actually using RFC2047 
> encoding, or clients being able to decipher it?

I am not aware of any, but then I mostly operate in a context where
ISO-8859-1 makes sense...

But at least IE6 has optional support for sending URLs using raw UTF-8,
and it do send raw UTF-8 in the Host header in such setups..

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