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RE: Digest Authentication bleat

From: Fisher Mark <FisherM@exch1.indy.tce.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 13:34:26 -0500
Message-Id: <c=US%a=_%p=THOMSON%l=TCEIS5-970630183426Z-7499@tceis5.indy.tce.com>
To: "'http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com'" <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>, "'dmk@research.bell-labs.com'" <dmk@research.bell-labs.com>
>As I do periodically, I will ask, "What's happening with Digest
>Authentication?" The RFC issued in Jan., 1997.  As far as I know,
>neither M's nor N's browsers support it.  Will they?

M's response, last we talked with them (5/6), seemed to indicate that
they would do so if enough requests came in.  I gather that is how
RFC1867 file upload finally made into MSIE.  I have not heard from them
since on this issue.

Just as a note, MSIE does not report an error when it runs into an
unknown authentication scheme (like "Digest" ...).
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Mark Leighton Fisher          Thomson Consumer Electronics
fisherm@indy.tce.com          Indianapolis, IN
"Browser Torture Specialist, First Class"
Received on Monday, 30 June 1997 11:37:28 EDT

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