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Re: [checklink] HTTP basic authentication

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: 02 Feb 2003 21:14:50 +0200
To: public-qa-dev@w3.org
Message-Id: <1044213290.15535.228.camel@bobcat.ods.org>

On Sun, 2003-01-26 at 09:21, Olivier Thereaux wrote:

> Agreed, however I think this applies more to what is called by the 
> comma tool rather than what's at validator.w3.org/checklink. In other 
> word, the comma tool could call checklink?uri=foobar&auth=w3.org 
> instead of just checklink?uri=foobar.
> Hope this makes sense.

If this is really necessary, it can be implemented (please add a RFE to
Bugzilla if so).  But the current behaviour is that unless configured
otherwise, the authentication will be sent to the hostname that
requested it.  I imagine this will satisfy common use cases.

Regarding whether the authentication should be sent to a hostname or
domain if nothing was configured or given in the command line, I went
for the hostname.  As Olivier said, it's the safe side, not to mention
it was easier for me to implement it :)

\/ille Skyttä
ville.skytta at iki.fi
Received on Sunday, 2 February 2003 14:14:29 UTC

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