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Re: I command you to support Digest!!!

From: Jösh <josh@bluescreen.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 16:58:37 -0400
Message-ID: <00ed01c15d97$eb78ec60$0200a8c0@wolverine>
To: "Larry Masinter - LMM@acm.org" <lmnet@attglobal.net>, "Jim Whitehead" <ejw@cse.ucsc.edu>, <mtimmerm@opentext.com>, <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Masinter - LMM@acm.org" <lmnet@attglobal.net>
To: "Jösh" <josh@bluescreen.org>; "Jim Whitehead" <ejw@cse.ucsc.edu>;
<mtimmerm@opentext.com>; <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 11:20 AM
Subject: RE: I command you to support Digest!!!


> The standards group must choose a baseline that is both
> "secure enough" and "interoperable enough". So far, the group
> chose "must support Digest". If you change it to "must support
> Digest OR basic+SSL" on the server side, then you're mandating
> "must support Digest AND basic+SSL" on the client side.
>
> This is nice for server implementors but maybe not as nice for
> client implementors.
>
Thats a pretty good observation.  However, i think digest
for server implementors is *hard* while digest for client
implementors is *easy*.
I think that might be a good plan..

>
Received on Thursday, 25 October 2001 16:57:03 GMT

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