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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] http authentication dialog & unicode
Date Fri, 01 May 2009 15:25:21 GMT
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.

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