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Re: Request for feedback on HTTP Location header syntax + semantics, Re: Issues 43 and 185, was: Issue 43 (combining fragments)

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 11:27:39 -0500
Message-ID: <4B97C87B.8010303@mit.edu>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
On 3/10/10 8:06 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> the HTTPbis WG has two open tickets with respect to the syntax and
> semantics of the Location header (not to be confused with
> Content-Location!):

As long as you're doing this, can you please define the behavior for 
non-ASCII values of the header?  At the moment the header only allows 
URIs, with non-ASCII bytes having undefined behavior.  UAs treat this 
inconsistently (some treat the bytes as UTF-8, some URI-escape all 
non-ASCII bytes; there may be other behaviors).  This particularly comes 
up with IDN hostnames and URL minifiers which just stick the non-ASCII 
hostname into their Location header.

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