Re: [Ietf-http-auth] Updating RFC 2617 (HTTP Digest) to use UTF-8

Jim Luther schrieb:
> While we're on this subject... In rfc2617 secction 3.2.1, it says:
>> realm
>>      A string to be displayed to users so they know which username and
>>      password to use.
> It would be also nice to define the encoding of the realm string so that 
> clients that display the realm to users can display it correctly. We've 
> seen realms from servers encoded UTF-8, ISO-8859-1, and with various 
> Windows encodings. There's no good way to guess which encoding to use 
> and so whatever is used is currently wrong on some servers.


I was thinking "should be UTF-8, of course". But doesn't really RFC2045 
apply here at least in theory?

Best regards, Julian

Received on Tuesday, 26 September 2006 00:42:29 UTC