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Re: Straw-man charter for http-bis

From: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2007 14:55:44 -0400
Message-ID: <46606BB0.1050608@cs.utk.edu>
To: Stefan Eissing <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>
CC: Robert Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Apps Discuss <discuss@apps.ietf.org>

> Taking a step back, what needs attention from the best of minds is
> 2617. Let's face it: http authentication is awkward and compared to
> the rest of the protocol it feels like a child's toy, sitting in the
> glove compartment of a BMW.
very much agree.  HTTP authentication as it currently exists is nearly
useless, and forms-and-cookie authentication (at least as it tends to be
implemented) isn't sufficient.
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