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[whatwg] Solving the login/logout problem in HTML

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 13:18:18 +0100
Message-ID: <492D3E8A.4060203@gmx.de>
Ian Hickson wrote:
>>>   challenge = "HTML" [ form ]
>>>   form      = "form" "=" form-name
>>>   form-name = quoted-string
>> RFC2617 states that "The realm directive (case-insensitive) is required 
>> for all authentication schemes that issue a challenge."
> 
> I didn't really understand how the realm would work here, which is why I 
> didn't include it. Is this a case where we should violate RFC2617? (Note 
> that we're in a rather unusual case here because the challenge never gets 
> a reply in the traditional sense.)

Unless there's an ultra-important reason to violate any base 
requirements, I would advise against it.

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 04:18:18 UTC

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