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Re: Ticket 262: Discuss whether percent-decoding should also be done by receivers.

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 06:55:39 +0100
Message-ID: <4CD0F95B.6020503@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: Adam Barth <ietf@adambarth.com>, httpbis <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 03.11.2010 02:37, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> ...
> OTOH #1 has a fallback strategy; by placing the filename parameter first, a server can serve an internationalised filename to a UA that can use it, whilst falling back to a "vanilla" filename for those who don't. It's true that support for this isn't widespread now (according to<http://greenbytes.de/tech/tc2231/#attfnboth>), but at least there's a strategy in place for getting from here to there without breaking anything. To make it complete, I agree with the notion that we can warn servers away from generating filename parameters with literal % in them, because there's no interop there.
> ...

There's only one UA doing this wrong right now, and that's Firefox (for 
which a patch is available).

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 3 November 2010 05:56:18 UTC

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