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[XHR] Failed authentication user interaction

From: Alexey Proskuryakov <ap-carbon@rambler.ru>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 14:28:11 +0400
To: <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C2BBEAFB.39F66%ap-carbon@rambler.ru>

  The draft spec currently says:

If authentication fails, user agents should prompt the users for

  This doesn't say what happens if user-provided credentials are also
incorrect, but I would read this text as a requirement to ask again.
However, Firefox and IE only ask the user once, and handle the request as
success with response status 401 if that fails.

  Would it make sense to describe Firefox/IE behavior in the spec in this

  WebKit bug: <http://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13075>.

- WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov
Received on Thursday, 12 July 2007 10:28:49 UTC

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