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

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 01:45:20 +0100
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <t91ik8pas81fbruce8ngtf8lens2u25i70@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Julian Reschke wrote:
>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?

HTTP authentication would need a bigger overhaul for this to be useful;
I don't think it's worth spending time on without also doing something
about the bigger usability issues here.
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