[Bug 5773] Authors need more control over handling of linked resources


--- Comment #7 from Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>  2008-06-20 07:47:36 ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> Julian: Historically I've gotten into trouble whenever I've made specs say that
> other orthogonal specs are required, so I'm very hesitant to mention that.

As far as I can tell, the situation is like this:

- all major UAs support C-D in principle

- the experts seem to agree that RFC 2231 applies, and is what needs to be

- there's also agreement that RFC 2231, when applied to HTTP, is overly
complex, and a profile (UTF-8, no line folding) is totally sufficient

- as far as I recall, FF and Opera get this right; IE and Safari don't (see
<https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15287>, dunno how to access the
associated radar bug entry).

- there is no interoperable way to have non-ASCII characters in the filename
parameter, so sites need to resort to UA sniffing.

The question is: are we satisfied with the situation? If we aren't, what can we
do to improve the situation?

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