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Re: WG Review: Recharter of Hypertext Transfer Protocol Bis (httpbis)

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:24:07 -0800
Cc: Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org, IETF-Discussion <ietf@ietf.org>, Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org>, The IESG <iesg@ietf.org>
Message-Id: <C761AFCD-BCD7-45EE-9D89-FB568ABEE53A@gbiv.com>
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
On Feb 23, 2012, at 5:18 PM, Tim Bray wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 5:13 PM, Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:
> 
>> How many times do we have to do this before we declare insanity?
>> I don't care how much risk it adds to the HTTP charter.  They are
>> all just meaningless deadlines anyway.  If we want HTTP to have
>> something other than Basic (1993) and Digest (1995) authentication,
>> then it had better be part of *this* charter so that the proposals
>> can address them.
> 
> Well, Digest already isn't used by anyone :)

A popular misconception because it works unseen.  See tools.ietf.org

> Seriously, someone needs to propose some charter language or this
> discussion is a no-op.  -Tim

"Proposals for new HTTP authentication schemes are in scope."

....Roy
Received on Friday, 24 February 2012 01:24:24 GMT

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