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Re: draft-ietf-httpbis-p7-auth-22, "2.2 Protection Space (Realm)"

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 07:02:49 +1100
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1868B9D0-D227-47A4-90C8-85BEEE554F68@mnot.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Have you done any testing around what UAs currently do with RFC5987 encoding there, or just UTF-8?

Regards,


On 19/03/2013, at 1:34 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:

> Hi there,
> 
> while looking into the RFC 2617 Basic issues with I18N of username / password, I was reminded that we currently have a missing feature with respect to "realm" -- there's no way to put non-ASCII characters here.
> 
> This may be perfectly fine for the use of partitioning the protection space, but we know that UAs also use the realm when prompting.
> 
> Do we need to fix this in HTTPbis? If not, where? Extension spec?
> 
> Best regards, Julian
> 

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