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

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 11:16:43 -0700
Message-Id: <F319F6E8-7F55-49E3-8E05-316FE81C3CCC@mnot.net>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>

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     http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Tuesday, 17 October 2006 18:17:25 UTC

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