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HTTP/1.1 issue: Proxy-Authorization

From: Dave Kristol <dmk@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 97 10:57:51 EST
Message-Id: <9703141557.AA00203@zp>
To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
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An application I'm working on depends on a user agent's sending the
Proxy-Authorization header to a proxy every time once authentication
has been requested (and is successful).  Netscape does so; MSIE 3.01
does not.

The HTTP/1.1 spec. is silent about whether a UA must send the header
every time.  I would like to know what the intended behavior is.  If
"every time" is the intended behavior, the spec. needs to be

Dave Kristol
Received on Friday, 14 March 1997 08:05:59 UTC

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