[whatwg] Solving the login/logout problem in HTML

Thomas Broyer wrote:
> ...
>> You can already handle the case of content that's available unauthenticated,
>> but would potentially differ in case of being authenticated by adding
>>  Vary: Authorization
>> to a response.
> I seem to recall Roy T. Fielding arguing *against* that when we were
> discussing user-specific service documents in the Atom Protocol group.
> ...

It's not needed when the resource only allows authenticated access.

It *will* be necessary (or some other response header dealing with 
caching) if you mix both authenticated and anonymous access to the same 

BR, Julian

Received on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 04:10:01 UTC