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Re: access control

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 08:33:34 +0900
Message-Id: <bd3157acd2ee50e0f294db894ddf2346@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: vinita <vinita@cs.mu.OZ.AU>

On May 31, 2005, at 7:32, vinita wrote:
>> Could you give more details on what you mean by access control? If you
>> mean having a way to control who (user or IP) can use the validator or
>> not, this can by done at the Web server level...

>  yes, I'm talking about apache access control, but want to give 
> different access control depending on the validating file
>  Currently the file path is passed as an argument 
> (http://server/validator?url=http://server/file1)

Then why not just set some access control (at the server level, again), 
on http://server/file1? The validator will proxy the authentication 
request and will only let you validate if you can access the said 

If this doesn't work for you, I guess I need to understand why you 
would want to restrict validation of a public file. Feel free to answer 
off-list if there is sensitive information that you'd rather not 

Received on Monday, 30 May 2005 23:33:39 UTC

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