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Re: Delta Compression and UTF-8 Header Values

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2013 19:35:16 +0000
To: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6372.1360352116@critter.freebsd.dk>
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In message <CABP7RbfRLXPpL4=wip=FvqD3DM7BM8PXi7uRswHAusXUmPO_xw@mail.gmail.com>
, James M Snell writes:

>So the question is: do we want to allow UTF-8 header values? 

Jim Gettys famously laid down some principles for X11 development,
number 1 and 3 of which are:

	1.Do not add new functionality unless an implementor cannot
	  complete a real application without it.

	3.The only thing worse than generalizing from one example
	  is generalizing from no examples at all.

Do we have two examples of what it is that somebody cannot do (in a
reasonable way?) without UTF-8 header values ?

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