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RE: Multiple Proxy-Authenticate challenges?

From: Paul Leach <paulle@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 1998 17:18:36 -0800
Message-Id: <5CEA8663F24DD111A96100805FFE6587031E3D27@red-msg-51.dns.microsoft.com>
To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com, 'Gisle Aas' <gisle@aas.no>
Cc: 'Jim Gettys' <jg@w3.org>
none. Just forgot to update the one when I was updating the other.  I'll fix
it in the next draft.

BTW: there isn't any good reason not to have multuple challenges for the
same mechanism, either (with different realms).

Jim: can we log this an an issue?

> ----------
> From: 	Gisle Aas[SMTP:gisle@aas.no]
> Sent: 	Friday, April 03, 1998 2:02 AM
> To: 	http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
> Subject: 	Multiple Proxy-Authenticate challenges?
> 
> Is there a good reason why WWW-Authenticate can have multiple
> challenges while Proxy-Authenticate can't?
> 
> draft-ietf-http-v11-spec-rev-03:
> 
> >         Proxy-Authenticate  = "Proxy-Authenticate" ":" challenge
> >         WWW-Authenticate  = "WWW-Authenticate" ":" 1#challenge
> 
> I also think that the following sentence from the description of
> WWW-Authenticate fits better if moved to the
> draft-ietf-http-authentication
> document as it is the one that define "challenge".
> 
> >                                                          User agents
> >  MUST take special care in parsing the WWW-Authenticate field value if
> it
> >  contains more than one challenge, or if more than one WWW-Authenticate
> >  header field is provided, since the contents of a challenge may itself
> >  contain a comma-separated list of authentication parameters.
> 
> 
> Regards,
> Gisle
> 
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