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Re: outstanding issues: what's happening?

From: John Franks <john@math.nwu.edu>
Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 15:58:35 -0500 (CDT)
To: Dave Kristol <dmk@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.LNX.3.96.980513155421.9020A-100000@hopf.math.nwu.edu>
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On Wed, 13 May 1998, Dave Kristol wrote:

> This mailing list has been pretty quiet.  I posed a bunch of questions
> over the past month or so, but I haven't seen resolutions.  I'll
> summarize:
> 1) <http://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/http/hypermail/1998q2/0031.html>
> (Digest)
> a) No definition for non-terminal request-digest.

Should be
     request-digest    = <"> *LHEX <">

> b) In Authorization, the client can omit cnonce=.  If qop=auth-int
> and cnonce is omitted, should Authentication-Info in the server's
> response say 'cnonce=""', or should cnonce be omitted there, too?

It should be illegal to omit cnonce with qop=auth-int

> 2) <http://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/http/hypermail/1998q2/0035.html>
> Recommending that the (Digest) nonce include Etag seems like a bad
> idea -- it makes the nonce non-reusable for other entities.

A note should say that ETag should only be used with one-time nonces.

> 3) <http://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/http/hypermail/1998q2/0040.html>
> (Digest) In a response that sends multipart/byteranges, does the
> digest-uri-value of A2 digest the MIME headers and separators?

I would think yes.

Paul Leach is doing the editing of this.

John Franks
Received on Wednesday, 13 May 1998 14:00:10 UTC

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