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Clarification of HTTP Digest authentication

From: Michael Sweet <mike@easysw.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 10:02:01 -0400
Message-ID: <4141B3D9.6070304@easysw.com>
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org


We recently got a bug report concerning the formatting of Digest
authentication parameters in the CUPS HTTP headers.  Specifically,
we currently separate Digest parameters with whitespace, but the
bug report says that we should be using commas.

The ABNF in RFC 2617 does not specify any separator characters
between parameters, but the examples use both commas and spaces.

So, I'd like to know what the "official" position is on this, and
then propose corresponding changes to the RFC to clarify it.


Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Printing Software for UNIX                       http://www.easysw.com
Received on Friday, 10 September 2004 14:02:54 UTC

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