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Re: w3c validator with authtype = digest

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 09:12:29 -0500
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-Id: <BDE9690A-8ED7-41D5-8F57-D68EF084B9BB@w3.org>
To: Duen-wen Hsiao <edvwkh@hotmail.com>

Hello,

On 26-Jan-09, at 9:12 PM, Duen-wen Hsiao wrote:
> I have a question for you. One of our instructors is using w3c  
> validator for her classes. However, we are using authtype = digest  
> instead of basic for authentication for each individual student's  
> webpages. And looks like the w3c validator does not work.

Yes, unfortunately, due to the way digest authentication works, there  
is no way (or rather I should say, none known to us) we could have the  
validator proxy the authentication for digest-auth protected  
resources. See ramblings on the topic here:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-qa-dev/2007Feb/0000.html

One solution I could think of would be to install the validator on  
your internal network and then set up your web server to not require  
authentication for that particular host/IP.

Hope this helps,
olivier
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Received on Tuesday, 27 January 2009 14:12:38 GMT

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