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HTTP authentication & timeouts

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 15:35:39 -0500
To: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030102153539.H8834@www.markbaker.ca>

On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 11:25:54AM -0800, David Orchard wrote:
> So you think authentication and time-outs on the Web are just fine and
> working as designed?

Nice try, but I'm not biting.  I just refuted your claim that HTTP
authentication can't do timeouts; it can.

Perhaps you meant to be more specific in your criticism of the HTTP
authentication model?  I'm trying to keep this discussion focused on
technical arguments.  Examples would be welcome.

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
Web architecture consulting, technical reports, evaluation & analysis
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