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Re: Header encoding (per RFC2231), was: Last Call: draft-nottingham-http-link-header (Web Linking) to Proposed Standard

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 11:22:44 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0909301121130.3716@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 30 Sep 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Wed, 30 Sep 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
> > > Ian Hickson wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Seems reasonable, though I am still skeptical as to the use of 
> > > > > > the title* feature in practice. It seems better to me to just 
> > > > > > have one title attribute, in one language, and to upgrade HTTP 
> > > > > > to support UTF-8 in headers.
> > > > >
> > > > > That's already been discussed extensively, and that's not the 
> > > > > direction things are going in (certainly for pre-existing 
> > > > > headers like Link).
> > > >
> > > > Fair enough. Is there a test suite I can look at or some 
> > > > implementations of this feature so I can see how it works in 
> > > > practice?
> > >
> > > I have tests that check support for RFC2231-style encoding for the 
> > > filename parameter in the Content-Disposition header, see 
> > > <http://greenbytes.de/tech/tc2231/>.
> > > 
> > > As far as I can tell, the subset used in Mark's draft is supported 
> > > (and has been for many years) by Firefox and Opera.
> > 
> > It's not the encoding I'm concerned about; it's the UI.
> 
> What does the UI have to do with the character encoding used in HTTP?

Nothing. It's the multi-language aspect of the feature I'm concerned 
about.

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