Re: RE: Encoding charset of HTTP Basic Authentication
On 01/02/12 16:53, Pete Cordell wrote: > Ignorance is a very acceptable excuse in IMO. Talking to computers was a > very ASCII affair in those days (e.g. C) and it would seem reasonable > that computers would talk to computers in the same way. > > My recollection is that for those of us who weren't Internationalisation > gurus, choosing Latin-1 was considered really pushing the > Internationalisation boat out! There was certainly an element of that at the time. But a lot of the effort was really on the traditional basis of rough consensus and running code. A lot of this stuff was still relatively new, and only a few people were thinking of non-European or non-Latin-alphabet languages. And I see that Unicode added another 700-odd characters to the repertoire recently... ///Peter
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