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Re: Past Proposals for HTTP Auth Logout

From: Tim <tim-projects@sentinelchicken.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 22:14:04 -0800
To: 'HTTP Working Group' <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100113061404.GN2406@sentinelchicken.org>
> 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

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