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a question about WWW-Authenticate header

From: Manlio Perillo <manlio.perillo@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 15:25:29 +0100
Message-ID: <494E51D9.8040209@gmail.com>
To: www-talk@w3.org


What is the "correct" behaviour for an HTTP user agent, when it process 
a WWW-Authenticate header containing unsupported challenge?

I have found that Internet Explorer, Firefox, Konqueror, Epiphany, 
ignore the header.

Opera, however, reports an error:

The server requested a login authentication method that is not supported.

Is this an acceptable behaviour?
RFC 2616 says nothing, here.

Thanks   Manlio Perillo
Received on Sunday, 21 December 2008 14:37:49 UTC

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