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Re: RE: Encoding charset of HTTP Basic Authentication

  • From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
  • To: Richard Salz <rsalz@us.ibm.com>
  • Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 20:28:04 +0100

Re:  RE: Encoding charset of HTTP Basic Authentication
On 2012-02-01 17:23, Richard Salz wrote:
> My wording wasn't clear enough.
> At the time, we all thought "netascii for headers" was the right thing to
> do.  So much so that the question of codesets in headers *never came up.*
> The entire IETF had this mindset, it was a truism, fundamental concept,
> statement of fact, fundamental postulate, etc. It was not "what about
> charset encodings?  Never mind"
> I use the pronoun "we" on purpose;
> http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec16.html#sec16
> ...

Which is a good opportunity to remind people that IETF specifications 
are influenced by those people who care enough to show up and help.


Now is the time.

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