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Re: Unicode escape sequence | Re: draft-ietf-httpbis-header-structure-00, unicode range

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 18:19:18 +0100
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Cc: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>, Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com>, Matthew Kerwin <matthew@kerwin.net.au>, Kari Hurtta <hurtta-ietf@elmme-mailer.org>, Ilari Liusvaara <ilariliusvaara@welho.com>, HTTP working group mailing list <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@varnish-cache.org>
Message-ID: <79a43ec2-9fb6-3f32-2326-070896827bd4@gmx.de>
On 2016-12-23 17:36, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>
>> On 23 Dec. 2016, at 11:13 am, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:
>>
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>> In message <C8F21FA8-8B03-4E9C-B0E8-CD3C9CF028CE@mnot.net>, Mark Nottingham wri
>> tes:
>>
>>> And, as discussed previously, there aren't a lot of use cases for
>>> non-ASCII header values in standards (because few have a payload that's
>>> exposed to end users), so the reward for taking that risk is
>>> questionable.
>>
>> But isn't that an almost circular[1] argument, when there is no
>> safe standardized way to put non-ASCII into header values in the
>> first place ?
>
> There is -- RFC5987 encoding. Not pretty or efficient, but implemented and interoperable. Used in Content-Disposition, Link (although not much), and not much else AFAIK (Julian?).

It's used in the new Digest spec, but I don't believe it's implemented yet.

 > ...

Best regards, Julian
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