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Re: realms, prompts, WWW-Authenticate

From: Roy Fielding <fielding@beach.w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 1995 16:42:33 -0400
Message-Id: <199508182042.QAA13131@beach.w3.org>
To: Dave Kristol <dmk@allegra.att.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
>Wouldn't it make sense for the client to tell the server for which
>realm the client is sending authentication information?  The current
>Authorization header has no provision for that information.

That is only true for Basic AA.  All others can use parameters, and
any scheme could easily require that realm be sent in one form or

 ....Roy T. Fielding  Department of ICS, University of California, Irvine USA
                      Visiting Scholar, MIT/LCS + World-Wide Web Consortium
                      (fielding@w3.org)                (fielding@ics.uci.edu)
Received on Friday, 18 August 1995 13:44:20 UTC

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