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Re: Minutes of 1/21 editorial teleconference...

From: John Franks <john@math.nwu.edu>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 15:56:49 -0600 (CST)
To: Jim Gettys <jg@pa.dec.com>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.LNX.3.96.980121154246.13837A-100000@hopf.math.nwu.edu>
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On Wed, 21 Jan 1998, Jim Gettys wrote:

> #AUTH-INFO-SYNTAX has been quiet on the mailing list, and we didn't
> get to discussing it at today's meeting.  Please look at it and comment.

I believe we reached consensus to eliminate the Authentication-info
header from the authentication specification.  If this is done its
syntax should be moot.

> #DIGEST-MESS is still a mess, though some light is visible; there is
> consensus that we must get it implemented and get passwords in
> the clear off the net. Larry Masinter and Paul Leach are putting
> together another draft to get out soon (hopefully next week), reflecting
> all the mailing list action.

I believe we reached consensus to eliminate the entity digest and all
its associated paraphenalia.  After that consensus I volunteered to
try to cut down the previous version.  The results of that effort
(with a few changes since I sent it to Jim) are available at


> #DIGEST-SCALING has been subsumed by Digest mess, and whether the change
> required to be able to scale up will happen may hinge on whether incompatible
> changes have to happen in Digest, which might force digest to recycle at
> proposed.  (This is not the end of the world, however, if it had to, in
> my humble opinion; what is important is to get something implemented and
> out there sooner rather than later; don't get hung up worrying about
> process stuff; Larry and I will handle the details...).

I hope we will not forget the consensus and start the debate all over

John Franks
Received on Wednesday, 21 January 1998 13:58:40 UTC

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