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Re: a question about WWW-Authenticate header

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 16:51:26 +0100
Message-ID: <494E65FE.1000100@gmx.de>
To: Manlio Perillo <manlio.perillo@gmail.com>
CC: www-talk@w3.org

Manlio Perillo wrote:
> Julian Reschke ha scritto:
>> Manlio Perillo wrote:
>>> Hi.
>>>
>>> What is the "correct" behaviour for an HTTP user agent, when it 
>>> process a WWW-Authenticate header containing unsupported challenge?
>>
>> It depends.
>>
>> Was the challenge the only challenge being returned? 
> 
> Yes.
> 
> 
>> Was there a response body that the UA could have displayed?
>>
> 
> Yes, a text/plain response body, that Opera *does not* display.

I think Opera should display it, although I agree there's no clear 
language in RFC2616/2617 requiring it to do so.

Out of curiosity, does the situation change when the response uses 
text/html?

 > ...

BR, Julian
Received on Sunday, 21 December 2008 15:52:10 GMT

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