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Fw: User Authentication and Forms

From: Sattara <starlenz@mindspring.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 19:14:10 -0500
Message-ID: <009a01bf6148$f21debd0$0b4a79a5@500>
To: "W3 HTML List" <www-html@w3.org>

The following quote was taken from thw w3c website
- from http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-authentform

>Form based credentials
>...many web based
>applications have used HTML FORMs to request the authentication
>This is supported by the TYPE=PASSWORD input element (which is usually not
>displayed when entered). This allows the designer to present the request
>credentials as a normal part of the application and with all the HTML
>capabilities for internationalization and accessibility

Okay, now I'm not quite sure how to do that.  What are the variables in the
form that carry over to the Username and password?

    I'm trying to embed the user authentication attribute of 'User Name' and
'Password' into an html form rather than have it open a separate box when a
certain page is .htpasswd restricted.  I am familiar with the server side
.htpasswd routine and use it heaviliy and from I can gather embedding this
functionality locally rather than client side is possible.  As an example I
recommed the Hotmail website where a user enters their name and password on
the actual page and is thus fowarded to a restricted area.  There are no
pop-up security boxes that ask for username and password.
Received on Monday, 17 January 2000 19:12:47 UTC

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