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From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 16:24:23 +0200
Message-ID: <4C694A17.1090506@gmx.de>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

This revision adds a discussion about why there's no parameter for the 
credentials (KISS), and a rewrite of the deployment considerations.

Best regards, Julian

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Subject: I-D Action:draft-reschke-basicauth-enc-01.txt
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 07:15:02 -0700 (PDT)
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A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts 

	Title           : An Encoding Parameter for HTTP Basic Authentication
	Author(s)       : J. Reschke
	Filename        : draft-reschke-basicauth-enc-01.txt
	Pages           : 9
	Date            : 2010-08-16

The "Basic" authentication scheme defined in RFC 2617 does not
properly define how to treat non-ASCII characters.  This has lead to
a situation where user agent implementations disagree, and servers
make different assumptions based on the locales they are running in.
There is little interoperability for characters in the ISO-8859-1
character set, and even less interoperability for any characters
beyond that.

This document defines a backwards-compatible extension to "Basic",
specifying the server's character encoding expectation, using a new
authentication scheme parameter.

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