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Re: Proxy authentication draft

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@liege.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 17:42:04 -0800
To: Josh <josh@early.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9612101742.aa12702@paris.ics.uci.edu>
That's all fine and good, but it can't be deployed because it is
a completely incompatible change.  The WG has discussed the issues
involved in changing the authentication syntax and decided that
there was no way to do so in HTTP/1.x.  A far better plan would be
to determine what you need in the abstract and make sure that it is
defined that way for the next *major* version change of HTTP.

.....Roy
Received on Tuesday, 10 December 1996 17:50:20 EST

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