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Re: Unicode sucks, get over it (Re: Delta Compression and UTF-8 Header Values)

From: Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:17:11 -0600
Message-ID: <CAK3OfOiZBTSUMTNK+qfYKN2+D_qxko1eT778vcpBokq_kd0_HA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com>, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>, "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 2:35 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> On 2013-02-10 23:45, Nico Williams wrote:
>> My proposal:
>>   - All text values in HTTP/2.0 that are also present in HTTP/1.1
>> should be sent as either UTF-8 or ISO8859-1, with a one-bit tag to
>> indicate which it is.
>> ...
> Why do we need two options?

We probably don't.  The idea was that if you have a client and server
speaking HTTP/1.1 and using ISO8559-1 (including non-ASCII
codepoints), *and* HTTP/2.0 proxies were involved that wanted to
rewrite the HTTP/1.1 as 2.0, well, they could do it and avoid
re-encoding those ISO8859-1 strings.  Probably not worth it; better go
with UTF-8 alone, period.

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