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Re: Basic Authentication behavior

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu>
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 1997 11:13:33 -0700
To: Foteos Macrides <MACRIDES@sci.wfbr.edu>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9709081121.aa02511@paris.ics.uci.edu>
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>	But my point, from the perspective that IETF WGs should seek
>to generate specifications which yield maximum possible interoperability,
>and include adequately detailed "implementation notes" where there are
>problems, is that you are not adequately taking into account the use of
>templates by a substantial number of deployed UAs.

IETF WGs do not generate specifications; authors do.  If someone can
author up a chunk of text for the Authentication section that describes
how the "http" URL space is treated hierarchically for predetermining
the reusability of credentials within a given realm, and can do so in
a manner less complicated than this sentence, then I am sure Jim can
add it to the Issues list and the matter can be resolved.

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