[rfc-dist] RFC 5987 on Character Set and Language Encoding for Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Header Field Parameters

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        RFC 5987

        Title:      Character Set and Language Encoding 
                    for Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Header 
                    Field Parameters 
        Author:     J. Reschke
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       August 2010
        Mailbox:    julian.reschke at greenbytes.de
        Pages:      10
        Characters: 20108
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-reschke-rfc2231-in-http-12.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5987.txt

By default, message header field parameters in Hypertext Transfer
Protocol (HTTP) messages cannot carry characters outside the ISO-
8859-1 character set.  RFC 2231 defines an encoding mechanism for use
in Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) headers.  This
document specifies an encoding suitable for use in HTTP header fields
that is compatible with a profile of the encoding defined in RFC

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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