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Re: Straw-man charter for http-bis

From: Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 09:33:13 +0100
Message-ID: <4667C2C9.2000105@isode.com>
To: Chris Newman <Chris.Newman@Sun.COM>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Apps Discuss <discuss@apps.ietf.org>

Chris Newman wrote:

> Here's my take as AD on some of the interesting topics in this thread:
>
> 1. HTTP Digest Authentication
>
> The SASL WG appears to have decided that SASL DIGEST-MD5 is not a 
> useful authentication mechanism for a number of technical reasons.  I 
> would be uncomfortable having a WG spend a lot of time refining the 
> existing HTTP Digest mechanism based on that experience.

Indeed.
But I think it might be worth just doing a revision of HTTP Basic, in 
particular to addresas i18n. I haven't yet made up my mind on whether 
this should happen in the HTTPbis or in another HTTPauth WG.

> However, documenting the i18n behavior of deployed implementations 
> sounds like a sensible thing to do.
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