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Re: Extension methods & XMLHttpRequest

From: David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 10:05:47 -0700 (PDT)
cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0606121000270.12767-100000@egate.xpasc.com>

On Mon, 12 Jun 2006, Sylvain Hellegouarch wrote:

> Could not this be done via Digest Auth if browsers provided an API
> (understand via accessiblity from Javascript) allowing web app developers
> to nicely integrate the login/password fields in their page instead of
> that ugly popup all browsers use?

I've forgotten ... did digest authentication end up solving the logoff
issue? There have been two classic issues related to using cookie/urlfield
based authentication:

  a.  Having a decent dialog which the end user can relate to, can
      include "forgot your password", etc.
  b.  Support of user logoff
an additional feature which can be implemented is periodic
Received on Monday, 12 June 2006 17:06:00 UTC

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