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RE: Escaping <\> in HTTP Digest (RFC 2617)

From: Eric Lawrence <ericlaw@exchange.microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 11:59:52 -0700
To: Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8301DE7F96C0074C8DA98484623D7E51135B50891A@DF-MASTIFF-MSG.exchange.corp.microsoft.com>

IE7 uses WDigest.dll, which escapes the \ into \\.
IE6 and previous versions relied on Digest.dll, which did not escape the \.


Eric Lawrence
Program Manager
Internet Explorer Networking

-----Original Message-----
From: ietf-http-wg-request@w3.org [mailto:ietf-http-wg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Alexey Melnikov
Sent: Saturday, March 17, 2007 2:44 PM
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Subject: Escaping <\> in HTTP Digest (RFC 2617)

I would like to get some feedback on what HTTP Digest implementations do
with '\' in username/realm/password. For example, if I have a username
'example.com\user1', do implementations hash 'example.com\\user1' (i.e.
the \ is escaped with another \), or just 'example.com\user1' (single

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