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From Tomas R <sandsh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] http authentication dialog & unicode
Date Fri, 01 May 2009 15:38:44 GMT
On Fri, 01 May 2009 17:25:21 +0200
André Warnier <aw@ice-sa.com> wrote:

> Tomas R wrote:
> > Is it possible to correctly display unicode characters in http
> > authentication dialog?
> 
> I presume you refer to the "Basic authentication" kind of browser
> dialog. Then the answer would be : probably not.
> That's one of these things that awaits a HTTP 2.0 protocol
> redefinition, to properly be centered around Unicode instead of ASCII.
> 
> Longer answer :
> This dialog is mostly built-in into the browser.  The browser
> displays it, when it gets a 401 response back from the http server
> (Authorization required, type Basic).
> The only element in that dialog that comes from the server, is the 
> "realm", which the browser usually displays in the title bar of that 
> dialog. That "realm" comes to the browser as a HTTP header of the 
> response, and currently HTTP headers, for all intents and purposes,
> are limited to ASCII.
> 

I see. Thanks for the explanation.

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