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Re: Past Proposals for HTTP Auth Logout

From: Tim <tim-projects@sentinelchicken.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 22:14:04 -0800
To: 'HTTP Working Group' <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100113061404.GN2406@sentinelchicken.org>
> Perhaps more important than browser considerations is support of
> programatic User Agents where there is no direct human interaction.
> HTTP authentication is certainly relevant in that space and should
> be covered in any proposals for enhancement.
>
> There is also what I'd call an intermediate User Agent ... where a
> person may trigger a data transfer task interactively but not
> care about success or failure. A common example would be Subversion.

Very true, it is easy to get focused on popular browsers.  While I
didn't call it out explicitly, non-interactive clients is one reason
why I feel having a change in HTTP itself is useful, rather than in
some content standard (HTML, etc) that many of these agents may not
support.

Regards,
tim
Received on Wednesday, 13 January 2010 06:14:34 GMT

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