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Re: Rechartering HTTPbis

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 08:51:20 +0100
Message-ID: <4F2F8678.10908@gmx.de>
To: Henrik Nordström <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
CC: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2012-02-06 05:01, Henrik Nordström wrote:
> lör 2012-01-28 klockan 09:13 +0100 skrev Julian Reschke:
>>> I would apply a lossy conversion (reverse-mapping between UTF-8 and 8859-1).
>>> So whatever fits 8859-1 would correctly be mapped, and the rest would be lost
>>> or quoted. I don't think it's that big an issue if this is a well-known
>> There is no quoting we can use, unless we define a new one...
> Or we just accept that HTTP/1.1 implementations do not follow HTTP/1.1
> encoding specifications anyway for non-ascii data and simply say that
> when I18N  field values need to be gatewayed to HTTP/1.1 then send them
> as UTF-8 even if HTTP/1.1 specifications says otherwise, intentionally
> overriding HTTP/1.1 specifications.
> Sure it will break some to fix some (and mainly authentication), but
> it's not really such a big deal. In the end it's about the same amount
> of breakage as today, only different and more consistent.

It will break some uses of Content-Disposition. It will not fix 

> But it's a bad idea to open for I18N in field names.

Sure. Did anybody propose that?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 6 February 2012 07:51:51 UTC

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