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Re: HTTP Authentication Integration

From: Klotz, Leigh <Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 11:33:13 -0700
Message-ID: <E254B0A7E0268949ABFE5EA97B7D0CF403097573@usa7061ms01.na.xerox.net>
To: <www-forms-editor@w3.org>
Cc: "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>


We have added a re-examination of authentication support to the XForms
future features list.
Please see http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/wiki/HTTP_Authentication
We invite you to continue to participate in helping form this
requirement for XForms 2.0.
Please see http://www.w3.org/2006/11/forms-charter.html Section 3.3

Thank you,

>From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
>To: www-forms-editor@w3.org
>Dear XForms WG,
>  There is a strong demand among web developers for improved means for
>authentication, authorization and identification facilities on web
>sites. HTTP provides sufficient, architecturally sound and quite usable
>facilities for most applications, but due to lack of proper means for
>integrating these facilities in web sites, web developers are forced to
>use improper means like session IDs in URIs or cookies to accomodate.
>Relying on such facilities typically reduces usability, accessibility
>security and privacy features of the site for its users.
>Please include a requirement in the XForms 1.1 Requirements document to
>address HTTP Authentication integration in XForms 1.1, probably along
>with XHTML 2.0 integration.
Received on Wednesday, 18 April 2007 18:33:55 UTC

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