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Re: Delta Compression and UTF-8 Header Values

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2013 21:45:55 +0900
Message-ID: <51164503.2030709@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
CC: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2013/02/09 4:35, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

> 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 ?

Do you have two examples of what it is that somebody cannot do (in a 
reasonable way?) in Baudot code (5-bit)?

So why would HTTP use ASCII (and ISO-8859-1) in the first place?

Regards,   Martin.
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