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Re: combining authenticated and anonymous access

From: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 07:58:25 -0500 (EST)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0811280757430.2884@ubzre.j3.bet>

On Fri, 28 Nov 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Yves Lafon wrote:
>> 
>> On Thu, 27 Nov 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> 
>>> An interesting proposal is to continue returning content with status 200, 
>>> but to include the WWW-Authenticate header nevertheless. RFC2616 currently 
>>> is silent about this combination:
>> [..]
>> 
>>> Has anybody tried this before?
>> 
>> I saw that on a very popular server due to an error in one extension, some 
>> browser rendered the pages correctly, some other prompted the user for 
>> authentication (despite the 200 status code).
>
> I just tried it with Opera/FF/Safari/IE7/Chrome (latest Windows XP version), 
> and none of them prompted the user...

w3m is, and some other text-based tools.

-- 
Baroula que barouleras, au tiéu toujou t'entourneras.

         ~~Yves
Received on Friday, 28 November 2008 12:58:34 GMT

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