Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)J. Reschke
Request for Comments: 8187greenbytes
Obsoletes: 5987September 2017
Category: Standards Track
ISSN: 2070-1721

Indicating Character Encoding and Language for HTTP Header Field Parameters


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

This document obsoletes RFC 5987.