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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
clarified.

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

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