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Re: Comments on draft-ietf-httpbis-content-disp

From: Adam Barth <ietf@adambarth.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 17:47:00 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTimzxT-P2LhPKna0ROnSpDsP=19TnWeYF5OiVGpB@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: httpbis <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 5:32 PM, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:
> * Adam Barth wrote:
>>Do you expect browser user agents to change their behavior w.r.t. the
>>% character in filename parameter in Content-Disposition header
>>fields?  I don't see an evidence that they will.  It's disingenuous to
>>claim this document specifies the Content-Disposition header field
>>when it ignores how that header field is processed by user agents used
>>by hundreds of millions of users.
> So let's see, rumour has it Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Konqueror have
> more than 50% of the browser market here in Germany, and none of them
> apparently interpret the percent sign as indicating percent-encoding,
> and you see no evidence that any of those browsers will change how they
> interpret the character; so you recommend, instead of specifying the
> sane behavior implemented by the majority of browsers, and presumably
> the overwhelming majority of non-browser applications, the draft should
> require the unsound behavior of the minority of browsers where you do
> not have any reason to believe that it will be adopted by anyone else.

My understanding is that the %-encoding behavior is needed to compete
in the Asian market, not the German market.

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