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RE: Please clarify * is legal in HTTP1/1 Accept-Charset Header

From: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 23:41:17 -0800
Message-ID: <c=US%a=_%p=msft%l=RED-44-MSG-970114074117Z-3657@INET-04-IMC.itg.microsoft.com>
To: "'Martin J. Duerst'" <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>, "'Koen Holtman'" <koen@win.tue.nl>, "'Jim Whitehead (E-mail)'" <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Cc: "'ftang@netscape.com'" <ftang@netscape.com>, "'cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@http-wg.uucp'" <http-wg!cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@www10.w3.org>, "'www-international@w3.org'" <www-international@www10.w3.org>, "'Alan_Barrett/DUB/Lotus.LOTUSINT@crd.lotus.com'" <Alan_Barrett/DUB/Lotus.LOTUSINT@crd.lotus.com>, "'bobj@netscape.com'" <bobj@netscape.com>, "'Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr'" <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
Cc: "'Ed_Batutis/CAM/Lotus@crd.lotus.comi18ngrp'" <Ed_Batutis/CAM/Lotus@crd.lotus.comi18ngrp>
In the HTTP WEBDAV group we are within half an inch of defining headers
using UTF 8 and language tags. Internationalization is a major issue for
us and we can ignore it no longer.

>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Martin J. Duerst [SMTP:mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch]
>Sent:	Monday, January 13, 1997 8:43 AM
>To:	Koen Holtman
>Cc:	ftang@netscape.com; cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@http-wg.uucp;
>www-international@w3.org; Alan_Barrett/DUB/Lotus.LOTUSINT@crd.lotus.com;
>bobj@netscape.com; Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr;
>Subject:	Re: Please clarify * is legal in HTTP1/1 Accept-Charset Header
>On Thu, 9 Jan 1997, Koen Holtman wrote:
>> Accept-Charset has no wildcard in 1.1 because of an oversight, not because
>> the http-wg had a long discussion in which it was decided to omit it.  I
>> think a strong case can be made for adding the wildcard in the next
>> of the HTTP/1.1 specification (which will be in 4 months I think).  Someone
>> would have to write a small internet draft to make this happen.
>Writing an internet draft to document the problems surrounding
>internationalization in the current draft has been suggested as
>a conclusion to other discussions. At present, I count 6 issues,
>of course not all of them with equal degree of consensus.
>I would be willing to write them together as an internet-draft;
>anybody willing to help??? Anybody afraid of me writing this
>draft, because I have my own oppinion on certain issues?
>I would prefer to limit the discussion to http-wg, because this
>is most directly concerned, and I don't want to get the same
>mail more than two times. A preliminary title would be
>draft-ietf-http-i18n-issues-00.txt. Does anybody have any
>better idea?
>Regards,	Martin.
Received on Tuesday, 14 January 1997 02:43:03 UTC

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