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Re: #195, was: ABNF for Authorization header not quite right

From: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:11:40 +1200
Message-ID: <4E30B74C.4090408@qbik.com>
To: Thomas Maslen <Thomas.Maslen@quest.com>
CC: "Manger, James H" <James.H.Manger@team.telstra.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

base 64 blobs allow any sort of arbitrary binary structure to be sent.  
Therefore anything can be described by a single one.

On 28/07/2011 1:06 p.m., Thomas Maslen wrote:
> On Wed 2011-07-27 17:45 +0700  Manger, James H<James.H.Manger@team.telstra.com>  wrote:
> [...]
>> That is, I think a<b64>  blob should only be allowed when it is the first (and only) parameter.
> I agree, both for challenges and for credentials.
> If some auth-scheme needs multiple base64 blobs it should use #auth-param
> (i.e. key-value pairs, presumably with quoted-string values) to convey them.
> I agree that NTLM, Negotiate, and even Nego2 need only a single base64 blob;
> they do not need multiple base64 blobs.

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