Re: Past Proposals for HTTP Auth Logout

> Perhaps more important than browser considerations is support of
> programatic User Agents where there is no direct human interaction.
> HTTP authentication is certainly relevant in that space and should
> be covered in any proposals for enhancement.
> There is also what I'd call an intermediate User Agent ... where a
> person may trigger a data transfer task interactively but not
> care about success or failure. A common example would be Subversion.

Very true, it is easy to get focused on popular browsers.  While I
didn't call it out explicitly, non-interactive clients is one reason
why I feel having a change in HTTP itself is useful, rather than in
some content standard (HTML, etc) that many of these agents may not


Received on Wednesday, 13 January 2010 06:14:34 UTC