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Re: draft-montenegro-httpbis-uri-encoding

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:19:14 +0100
Message-ID: <532BE7F2.20107@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
CC: Gabriel Montenegro <Gabriel.Montenegro@microsoft.com>
On 2014-03-21 05:36, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> One of the things we didn't get time to talk about in London was Gabriel's spec:
>    http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-montenegro-httpbis-uri-encoding-00
>
> In a nutshell, this offers a way for a client to declare what character encoding was used prior to percent-encoding.
>
> I've heard hallway feedback about it that wonders if we just want to allow one value ("UTF-8"). Beyond that, folks seem generally neutral-to-positive about it, AFAICT.
>
> What do people think about adopting this as a WG item, keeping in mind that we can change it in process if there's some particular aspect you don't like?
>
> Cheers,
>
> P.S. Just to be clear, this would be completely separate from the HTTP/2 work item.

My concerns are the same as when this was presented first: how does this 
help?

I hear that it makes security checks more reliable, but then, you can't 
rely on the header field being accurate (we do have experience with 
out-of-band encoding information, no?).

So before we do this, I'd like to see a *concrete* example use case.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 21 March 2014 07:19:51 UTC

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