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

On 2006/10/17, at 10:54 AM, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> I don't really see this particular problem. RFC 2047 encoded applies
> only to TEXT which, for the features defined in RFC 2616, is only in
> quoted strings and the reason phrase in responses.

...and comments, and warning text. Quoted strings show up in a *lot*  
of places (e.g., transfer codings, ETags, accept-, expect-, pragma  
and cache-control extensions).

But, point taken; I missed that.

If TEXT is well-defined as allowing 2047 encoding, and 2617 refers to  
it (albeit indirectly), then in most cases this is just an  
implementation problem, I think. The one exception that I can see is:

       passwd   = < user's password >

in Digest.


Mark Nottingham

Received on Tuesday, 17 October 2006 18:17:25 UTC