Re: [http-state] non-ASCII cookie values (was Re: Closing Ticket 3: Public Suffixes)

Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> Wed, 03 February 2010 01:18 UTC

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Subject: Re: [http-state] non-ASCII cookie values (was Re: Closing Ticket 3: Public Suffixes)
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On Feb 2, 2010, at 4:30 PM, Adam Barth wrote:

> 
> I'm happy to do whatever you and Ian think is best.  If the algorithm
> needed for HTML5 is sensible enough to be re-used by other string
> consumers, that would be a reason to put it in this document.  If the
> algorithm is non-sensical, we might be doing other applications a
> service keeping it HTML specific.

I don't actually know what algorithms current UAs use. In fact, I don't even know for sure whether non-ASCII characters in cookies are allowed at all. I guess someone needs to do some testing. I'll ask Ian if he has an opinion on which spec should define this.

Regards,
Maciej