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

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 23:28:27 +1100
Message-Id: <4F506C28-BC39-4E6F-9B2D-C7F97A8DA700@mnot.net>
To: httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Closed as WONTFIX.

On 09/11/2010, at 1:13 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:

> I think we can close this as 'wontfix' for the current content-disposition spec, #245 <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/245> noted that %xx in the filename isn't interoperable. If we add an appendix for error-handling, that might specify handling of percent-encoding, of course.
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> Thoughts?
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> On 03/11/2010, at 4:55 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
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>> 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.
>>> ...
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>> There's only one UA doing this wrong right now, and that's Firefox (for which a patch is available).
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>> Best regards, Julian
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