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[whatwg] fixing the authentication problem

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 23:06:11 +0200
Message-ID: <48FE4443.5090103@gmx.de>
Kornel Lesinski wrote:
> ...
> Anyway, it doesn't make sense to duplicate all that functionality in 
> forms just because typical interface for HTTP authentication is ugly and 
> unusable. You can fix the interface, and there's proposal for it already 
> (from 1999!):
> http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-authentform
> 
> I think that proposal is generally a good idea, but the details could be 
> improved (i.e. should reuse existing forms and input types rather than 
> creating new ones that can't offer seamless fallback).
> ...

+1

See also <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/13> (currently in 
state "raised").

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 21 October 2008 14:06:11 UTC

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