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

Adam Barth <ietf@adambarth.com> Wed, 03 February 2010 07:51 UTC

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From: Adam Barth <ietf@adambarth.com>
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Subject: Re: [http-state] non-ASCII cookie values (was Re: Closing Ticket 3: Public Suffixes)
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On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 11:42 PM, Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se> wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Feb 2010, Dan Winship wrote:
>> (And likewise, the spec could recommend that web site frameworks/libraries
>> SHOULD provide similar idiot-proof high-level cookie APIs, rather than
>> expecting authors to generate valid Set-Cookie headers by themselves.)
>
> Don't we pretty much assume and wish for this for every spec and protocol? I
> mean, we make a smaller set of libraries and frameworks for everything that
> then a large amount of users can use.
>
> It is really the job of this spec to spell it out?

I tried to move the discussion of Dan's email to a different thread
(even he pointed out that it was tangential to this thread):

http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/http-state/current/msg00500.html

Adam