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Re: Reminder: Call for Proposals - HTTP/2.0 and HTTP Authentication

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:39:21 +1000
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <98C118D0-3F2A-44D8-8A9A-4F04DD68D8D7@mnot.net>
To: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>

On 27/04/2012, at 5:32 PM, James M Snell wrote:
> It may be because it's after midnight and I really should be getting
> some sleep, but i don't quite follow what you're saying about
> requiring knowledge of the headers to translate between the different
> encodings.

Right now, it's possible to encode non-Latin-1 characters into headers using an encoding, like that described in RFC5987.

However, that isn't a blanket encoding; i.e. the header definition has to specify its use. Generic software can't just look at headers and say "look, that's internationalised"; it has to know the header's specific syntax to lift it up to UTF-8 (for example).

>> That's out of scope for this work, I think.
> Very well. Perhaps it would be worthwhile for me to write something up
> on this independently then.

Please do, I think that would be interesting.


Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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