Re: Rechartering HTTPbis

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Mon, 06 February 2012 07:53 UTC

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On 2012-02-06 05:01, Henrik Nordström wrote:
> lör 2012-01-28 klockan 09:13 +0100 skrev Julian Reschke:
>
>>> I would apply a lossy conversion (reverse-mapping between UTF-8 and 8859-1).
>>> So whatever fits 8859-1 would correctly be mapped, and the rest would be lost
>>> or quoted. I don't think it's that big an issue if this is a well-known
>>
>> There is no quoting we can use, unless we define a new one...
>
> Or we just accept that HTTP/1.1 implementations do not follow HTTP/1.1
> encoding specifications anyway for non-ascii data and simply say that
> when I18N  field values need to be gatewayed to HTTP/1.1 then send them
> as UTF-8 even if HTTP/1.1 specifications says otherwise, intentionally
> overriding HTTP/1.1 specifications.
>
> Sure it will break some to fix some (and mainly authentication), but
> it's not really such a big deal. In the end it's about the same amount
> of breakage as today, only different and more consistent.

It will break some uses of Content-Disposition. It will not fix 
authentication.

> But it's a bad idea to open for I18N in field names.

Sure. Did anybody propose that?

Best regards, Julian