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

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 11:28:46 -0700
Message-Id: <2F4DBD43-1C77-41B9-9521-1816E3FB4084@gbiv.com>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Stefan Eissing <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>, Robert Sayre <rsayre@mozilla.com>, Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
To: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>

On Mar 31, 2008, at 10:51 AM, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
>> 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..

Whoa, that will open up a new can of security worms.
How is the option enabled?

....Roy
Received on Monday, 31 March 2008 18:29:26 GMT

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