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Re: [checklink] HTTP basic authentication

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: 25 Jan 2003 16:12:53 +0200
To: public-qa-dev@w3.org
Message-Id: <1043503973.14368.14.camel@bobcat.ods.org>

On Fri, 2003-01-24 at 03:20, Olivier Thereaux wrote:

> > 1) The default is the hostname (or domain) of the first encountered
> >    resource requiring basic authentication.  Hostname or domain?
> 
> Hostname is the safe side. As a user, I'd be happy if it were the 
> domain, but... On the other hand, a few agents I know try what they 
> have in their keychain for the domain when prompted for auth. This is a 
> point worth discussing on w-v, maybe.

Ok.  Maybe the spec has something to say about the domain/hostname
scope?

> > 3) The command line version could ask it multiple times whenever
> >    needed, unless a "trusted domain" was given in the command line.
> >    If it was, only forward the credentials to the matching resources,
> >    and don't prompt for others while checking.
> 
> [disclaimer - never used the cmdline version] is there an option for 
> "cron'd" mode? I assume some people want the script to run totally 
> not-interactively, so there should be an option for this, other than 
> giving a trusted domain.

Agreed, there should be a separate option that would force
non-interactive mode in the cmdline version.  I'll implement that.

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\/ille Skyttä
ville.skytta at iki.fi
Received on Saturday, 25 January 2003 09:12:39 GMT

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