[http-state] New Issue: The domain attribute and I18N domain names

"Yngve N. Pettersen (Developer Opera Software ASA)" <yngve@opera.com> Wed, 03 February 2010 09:12 UTC

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Subject: [http-state] New Issue: The domain attribute and I18N domain names
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Hello all,

AFAICT the current draft does not address how servers should specify  
domain names in the domain attribute of a Set-Cookie header when the  
Unicode form of the domain name contain non-ASCII characters, e.g.  
blåbær.no (xn--blbr-roah.no).

My suggestion is that the A-label (punycode) form should be used in all  
cases, but if that is too strict the only other alternative is to allow  
UTF-8 encoding of the name in addition to the recommended use of the  

Yngve N. Pettersen

Senior Developer                     Email: yngve@opera.com
Opera Software ASA                   http://www.opera.com/
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