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[whatwg] Solving the login/logout problem in HTML

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 20:38:42 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811272025080.17401@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 27 Nov 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
> The specification of this scheme (which essentially is a no-op to 
> implement for browser vendors and which already works "almost 
> everywhere") could either happen in the W3C or in the IETF. I'm happy to 
> assist in case the latter alternative is chosen.

I've removed the text from HTML5. If anyone wants to run with this and 
specify it in a separate document, please let me know.

> PS: And, as Robert S. stated, HTML5 should specify that the response 
> body should be displayed when the auth scheme is unknown.

I've specified this.

Thanks everyone for the feedback on this idea. I recommend that interested 
parties get together and come up with a simple RFC for a better solution.

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