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Re: [dav-dev] Problem with OfficeXP and Accented characters

From: Erik Seaberg <erk@flyingcroc.com>
Date: 21 Feb 2002 13:50:00 -0800
To: dav-dev@lyra.org, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Message-ID: <86wux6mrnb.fsf@unx51.staff.flyingcroc.net>
Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> writes:
> - In moddav (correct me if I'm wrong), people may be creating
> resources by directly accessing the filesystem.

<URL: http://www.webdav.org/mod_dav/install.html > says
# NOTE: the file repository is considered "private" to mod_dav and the
# web server.  Modifying files via FTP or through filesystem commands
# should not be allowed.

> - Broken clients may use request/destination URIs which are not
> encoded in UTF-8

I thought (per RFCs 2396 and 2616) the "http" scheme just specifies a
mapping for each part of the URL from US-ASCII to a sequence of
octets, and the mapping from those octets back to characters (if any!)
is at the whim of the server.  %-escaped UTF-8 is *recommended* for
new schemes (and for HTML that embeds URLs containing invalid
non-ASCII characters), but a server that uses Latin-15 should be able
to send Latin-15 in PROPFIND responses without having a client
complain about or mangle perfectly workable URLs just because it can't
display them nicely.
Received on Thursday, 21 February 2002 16:53:07 UTC

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