./www/ap2-encoding, Non-ascii filename interoperability

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 20021209, Package name: ap22-encoding-20021209, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

This module improves non-ascii filename interoperability of apache
(and mod_dav).

It seems many WebDAV clients send filename in its platform-local
encoding. But since mod_dav expects everything, even HTTP request
line, to be in UTF-8, this causes an interoperability problem.

I believe this is a future issue for specification (RFC?) to
standardize encoding used in HTTP request-line and HTTP header, but
life would be much easier if mod_dav (and others) can handle various
encodings sent by clients, TODAY. This module does just that.

This module adds following directives: EncodingEngine, SetServerEncoding,
AddClientEncoding, DefaultClientEncoding, and NormalizeUsername.

Note by maintainer:
It also solves the problem with the "hostname\\username"
way of authentication that Windows machines do when they
attach to a DAV server. See the use of the NormalizeUsername
directive.


Required to run:
[www/apache22]

Master sites:

SHA1: 019d112d14e9b3d38aca84010726f8af480a43f5
RMD160: b0d731f427bb724c402503e4cbc98d78878b94fe
Filesize: 254.479 KB

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