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RE: Proposed RFC 2617 erratum, Re: Backwards definition of authentication header

From: Eran Hammer-Lahav <eran@hueniverse.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 10:58:33 -0700
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: "HTTP Working Group (ietf-http-wg@w3.org)" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <90C41DD21FB7C64BB94121FBBC2E7234378529423B@P3PW5EX1MB01.EX1.SECURESERVER.NET>
Looks good.

Thanks.

EHL

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julian Reschke [mailto:julian.reschke@gmx.de]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 9:49 AM
> To: Eran Hammer-Lahav
> Cc: HTTP Working Group (ietf-http-wg@w3.org)
> Subject: Re: Proposed RFC 2617 erratum, Re: Backwards definition of
> authentication header
> 
> Eran Hammer-Lahav wrote:
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Julian Reschke [mailto:julian.reschke@gmx.de]
> >> Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 9:15 AM
> >> To: Eran Hammer-Lahav
> >> Cc: HTTP Working Group (ietf-http-wg@w3.org)
> >> Subject: Re: Proposed RFC 2617 erratum, Re: Backwards definition of
> >> authentication header
> >>
> >> Eran Hammer-Lahav wrote:
> >>>> OK,
> >>>>
> >>>> so let's report an erratum against RFC 2617 to get this on the record:
> >>>>
> >>>> -- snip --
> >>>> Section 1.2, paragraph 4:
> >>>> OLD:
> >>>>
> >>>>         challenge   = auth-scheme 1*SP 1#auth-param
> >>>>
> >>>> NEW:
> >>>>
> >>>>         credentials = basic-credentials | auth-scheme #auth-param
> >>> Don't you need the 1*SP in there?
> >>>
> >>> EHL
> >>> ...
> >> Not really, the "#" construct already allows leading linear white
> >> space (otherwise RFC 2068 would have been incorrect as well :-).
> >
> > Allows or requires it?
> 
> Allows. You win.
> 
> So, updated proposal:
> 
> -- snip --
> Section 1.2, paragraph 4:
> OLD:
> 
>         challenge   = auth-scheme 1*SP 1#auth-param
> 
> NEW:
> 
>         credentials = basic-credentials | auth-scheme 1*SP #auth-param
> 
>      Note: for historic reasons, the "Basic" authentication scheme (see
>      Section 2) uses a different format, thus the special case in the
>      ABNF.
> 
> -- snip --
> 
> Thanks, Eran.
> 
> Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 9 December 2009 17:59:44 GMT

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