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Re: Portal authorization

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:12:37 +0200
Message-ID: <4F840795.9090505@gmx.de>
To: Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot@laposte.net>
CC: "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>, "William Chan (陈智昌)" <willchan@chromium.org>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 2012-04-10 09:00, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le Mar 10 avril 2012 03:31, "Martin J. Dürst" a écrit :
>> Hello Jamie, others,
>> Mark had a draft on this,
>> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-nottingham-http-portal-02. I'm not sure
>> why it didn't move forward.
> I think it morphed in http error 511 however:
> 1. error 511 does not return an url so it can't be handled by dumb web clients
> such as curl

Nor did the proposal in draft-nottingham-http-portal-02. Also, handling 
by dumb web clients was never on the agenda for this code, and I'm also 
not sure how it's supposed to work.

> 2. browser people do not like it. Gateway auth really needs to be specified
> once and for all in a document with browser buy-in such as http/2

Please do not make blanket statements like these unless you can back 
them up.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 10 April 2012 10:13:14 UTC

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