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Re: Rechartering HTTPbis

From: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:28:49 +1300
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On 07.02.2012 07:02, Henrik Nordström wrote:
> mån 2012-02-06 klockan 10:07 +0100 skrev Julian Reschke:
>> It doesn't affect Basic auth at all, because Basic uses plain-ASCII 
>> (so
>> the encoding happens on a different layer).
> True. But it does affect Digest auth, and can't be recoded there 
> without
> breaking the digest. Plus that browsers vary greatly in what encoding
> they use within basic auth before base64-encoding so in a sense it 
> does
> affect basic auth as well.
> Regards
> Henrik

I thought that pre-base64 representation was what this draft was about.
To label the "user:pass" string as being in UTF-8 before base-64 
encoding was applied converting it to ASCII for the HTTP transfer.

So that the decoder at the other end know what the base64-decoded 
octets arriving were.

Received on Tuesday, 7 February 2012 01:32:04 UTC

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