An Encoding Mechanism for HTTP Digest Authentication

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (httpauth WG)
Author Rifaat Shekh-Yusef 
Last updated 2014-01-13 (latest revision 2013-07-07)
Replaced by RFC 7616
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RFC2617 does not define how to treat Unicode characters [UNICODE] outside the ASCII range [RFC20] with the "Digest" scheme. This document defines an extension to the "Digest" scheme, and a mechanism that enables the client and server to negotiate their support for the UTF-8 [RFC3629] character encoding scheme.


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