Use of the Content-Disposition Header Field in the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com>, httpbis mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, httpbis chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Use of the Content-Disposition Header Field in the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-httpbis-content-disp-09.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Use of the Content-Disposition Header Field in the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)' (draft-ietf-httpbis-content-disp-09.txt) as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Bis Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Alexey Melnikov and Peter Saint-Andre. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-httpbis-content-disp/
Technical Summary RFC 2616 defines the Content-Disposition response header field, but points out that it is not part of the HTTP/1.1 Standard. This specification takes over the definition and registration of Content-Disposition, as used in HTTP, and clarifies internationalization aspects. Working Group Summary During Last Call, it was asserted that the draft should also specify error handling for browsers in detail. We improved some aspects of this in ways that were compatible with existing behaviour, but did not attempt to proactively specify additional error handling, as we didn't see broad engagement in the discussion from implementers. This resolution was not contentious. Document Quality There are many existing implementations; see <http://greenbytes.de/tech/tc2231/>. Based on public statements and bug activity, we believe that implementations will continue to improve. Personnel Mark Nottingham is the Document Shepherd for this document. Alexey Melnikov is the Responsible Area Director.