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Re: Browser authentication

From: Kevin J. Dyer <kdyer@draper.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 1997 07:35:01 -0400
To: grahameg@kestral.com.au, www-talk@w3.org
Message-id: <970424073502.ZM5087@aries1.draper.com>
On Apr 24,  4:39am, grahameg@kestral.com.au wrote:
> Subject: Browser authentication
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> Is there anyway for a server to clear the authentication field carried in
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> We wish to time the authentications out, but returning an HTTP 401
> Authorisation failed
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I made a suggestion late last year to add a 416 return code.  The short
of it required the UA to cancel all authentications with the current
domain.  This would be for both basic and digest authentication.  But
that was for 1.1+.



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