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Fwd: I-D Action: draft-reschke-basicauth-enc-05.txt

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 23:05:49 +0100
Message-ID: <4F5D21BD.8030209@gmx.de>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
FYI - this draft addresses two more issues; as far as I can tell, only 
editorial ones are left.

HTML version with feedback links: 

Best regards, Julian

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Subject: I-D Action: draft-reschke-basicauth-enc-05.txt
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 14:56:05 -0700
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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-05.txt
	Pages           : 10
	Date            : 2012-03-11

    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 the non-ASCII 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.

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