[whatwg] WebSocket sub protocol name.

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon Dec 7 00:45:56 PST 2009

Ian Hickson wrote:
> ...
>> And, why is it limited to ASCII instead of UTF-8?
> Because the HTTP working group refuse to allow UTF-8 in HTTP headers for 
> reasons that I don't really understand, and the handshake is supposed to 
> be valid HTTP.
> ...

A change of the default encoding would be incompatible with HTTP/1.1.

> On Mon, 7 Dec 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> There isn't a good reason to disallow control characters in a *name*????
> Not as far as I can tell, no... what would a good reason be?

Consistency with every other single spec on the planet with respect to 

Best regards, Julian

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