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Re: Fwd: I-D Action: draft-reschke-basicauth-enc-03.txt

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 03:30:08 +0100
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, ietf-http-auth@osafoundation.org
Message-ID: <lbe1i7159ov4dp24v0v9kl7e0co8jk3m0d@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Julian Reschke wrote:
>FYI: this is a minor update (adding a note about XHR sometimes using a 
>different encoding default). At this point there's nothing left to do 
>here except for waiting for feedback; hopefully from implementers. 
>Should I try to get it published as is?

A note to ietf-http-auth@osafoundation.org might be a good idea, at
least in 2006 the list discussed encoding issues like the document
addresses. In fact, let me just try copying it there (and if E-Mail
had a Followup-to header like we had with Netnews, I would not have
to worry about silly crosspost responses...)

>A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts 
>	Title           : An Encoding Parameter for HTTP Basic Authentication
>	Author(s)       : Julian F. Reschke
>	Filename        : draft-reschke-basicauth-enc-03.txt
>	Pages           : 9
>	Date            : 2012-01-25
>    The "Basic" authentication scheme defined in RFC 2617 does not
>    properly define how to treat non-ASCII characters.  This has lead to
>    a situation where user agent implementations disagree, and servers
>    make different assumptions based on the locales they are running in.
>    There is little interoperability for characters in the ISO-8859-1
>    character set, and even less interoperability for any characters
>    beyond that.
>    This document defines a backwards-compatible extension to "Basic",
>    specifying the server's character encoding expectation, using a new
>    authentication scheme parameter.
>A URL for this Internet-Draft is:

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