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Re: #308: need to reserve "negotiate" as auth scheme name

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 08:16:16 -0700
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <D0313070-6578-434D-8336-541F8D27E169@mnot.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On 28/07/2011, at 7:34 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Hi,
> I've got a TODO to mark the authentication scheme name "negotiate" as reserved (in draft-ietf-httpbis-authscheme-registrations); see <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/308>.
> Thoughts:
> - the registry doesn't have a "status" entry; should we add that (with what values)?

There's other discussion afoot about Web-related registries, if we wait a bit this should become apparent.

> - if we keep the registry simple, what's the reference we would put in? A pointer to a new appendix in draft-ietf-httpbis-authscheme-registrations, noting that "negotiate" is reserved as a scheme name, but it's not a valid scheme as per our requirements?

RFC4559 isn't adequate?

> - that being said, should there be an erratum on RFC 4559 pointing out the problems?


Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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