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Re: The robustness principle, as view by user agent implementors (Re: Working Group Last Call: draft-ietf-httpbis-content-disp-02)

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 14:04:51 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTim5q=2HhyEZNcoZGb4vHmgO6fx+vC+Xtq+-Rt0w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 1:59 PM, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:
> * Adam Barth wrote:
>>Concretely, my proposal is that the specification should not forbid
>>user agents from %-decoding the value of the filename parameter.
>>Julian has agreed that neither Internet Explorer nor Chrome is going
>>to stop %-decoding the filename parameter anytime soon.  Forbidding
>>user agent from processing these messages in this way is fiction.
> The file name is advisory only. Implementations removing %-encoding may
> be unfortunate, just like implementations stripping all but the first
> eight [a-z] characters may be unfortunate, but they are not in violation
> of the specification, as the file name is advisory only. That there may
> be problems using % in file names is already noted in the draft. So, we
> can move on with the draft as it is. I am glad we cleared this up.

So, your position is that the document is meaningless then?  That's
silly.  Why bother introducing filename* then if we don't care how
user agents actually interpret the file name?

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