[mikehow@microsoft.com: RE: Microsoft to Strike IE URL Passwords]



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From: "Michael Howard" <mikehow@microsoft.com>
To: "Dave Kristol" <dmk@acm.org>, "HTTP Working Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Subject: RE: Microsoft to Strike IE URL Passwords
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 08:54:36 -0800

Only the form: "http(s)://username:password@server/resource.ext"  is
being removed; basic auth is untouched.

Cheers, Michael

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-----Original Message-----
From: ietf-http-wg-request@w3.org [mailto:ietf-http-wg-request@w3.org]
On Behalf Of Dave Kristol
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 11:38 AM
To: HTTP Working Group
Subject: Microsoft to Strike IE URL Passwords


If I understand this article correctly, it sounds like MS IE will remove
support for Basic Authentication.  While we all agree that cleartext
passwords are evil, this sounds to me like it will create a major
compatibility problem at sites that use Basic.  And note that it covers
Basic over SSL, too, where the passwords would *not* be cleartext.

Dave Kristol

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Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca

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