HTTP 1.1 issue 13: 11 Access Authentication

In section 11 "Access Authentication", the statement

   "HTTP provides several OPTIONAL challenge-response authentication
   mechanisms which MAY be used by a server to challenge a client
   request and by a client to provide authentication information."

is not a requirement, so the "MAY" should be changed to "may".

Ross Patterson
VM Software Division
Sterling Software, Inc.

Received on Tuesday, 20 October 1998 23:43:28 UTC