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Re: RIP: Crypto-Key header field

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:51:14 +0900
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <dd003ab2-323b-d617-29b8-c39eee8915ec@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
On 2016/11/23 15:15, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 2016-11-23 01:47, Martin Thomson wrote:

>> The virtue of this is that a particular profile can define this field
>> as it chooses, to meet its own requirements.  If you intend to use
>> this with strings, then you can constrain to ASCII or UTF-8 as you see
>> fit.
>> ...
> I see lot of additional works and potential bugs by allowing non-UTF-8
> octet sequences, and something like zero advantages.

Yes indeed. Not knowing what character encoding is used for a string, or 
not knowing whether something is binary or text, it a lot of pain, and 
no "virtue" at all. We have a lot of experience with that; let's not 
repeat these same mistakes over and over again.

Regards,   Martin.
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