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Re: Authorization with WWW-Authenticate (bis)

From: Thomas Broyer <t.broyer@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 22:24:52 +0100
Message-ID: <a9699fd20911111324h11300bb2kd2dde7e1759615ba@mail.gmail.com>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
[to the list this time; sorry for the fupe Nicolas]

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 8:36 PM, Nicolas Alvarez
<nicolas.alvarez@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thomas Broyer wrote:
>> http-cookie-auth is totally backwards compatible (except unfortunately
>> with Opera pre-10.0, as Opera will then display an error page about
>> the auth scheme not being supported);
>
> To avoid this problem again: does the spec say what user agents should do if
> they find an unrecognized auth scheme? (ignore vs fail)

In the absence of such a thing in HTTP (or HTTPbis), HTML5 defines the
browsers' expected behavior (ignore):
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/history.html#navigating-across-documents

-- 
Thomas Broyer
/tɔ.ma.bʁwa.je/
Received on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 21:25:25 GMT

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