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Re: Permitted characters for http keys

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:10:17 -0800
Message-ID: <CABkgnnUgKM=b=CQcKWRXx6AFFJS83pH5k8pnoVjaisQ7jDCiSQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 19 February 2013 12:45, Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com> wrote:
> Right now I believe we allow a wider encoding for HTTP keys than is
> necessary.

Actually, you might be able to get the acceptable set down to a lot
less.  64 seems relatively easy, and that still allows for both upper
and lower case.

> Does anyone know of any non-crazy use for character values > 127 in the
> header keys (because I really can't think of any)?

I can't.  That doesn't mean that someone else wont think their reason non-crazy.
Received on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 21:10:45 UTC

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