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FW: [Moderator Action] Re: Mozilla editor and DAV

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 10:02:54 -0700
To: WebDAV WG <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Also caught by the spam filter.

- Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: Stig Bakken [mailto:ssb@fast.no]
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 1999 10:04 AM
To: John Stracke
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Subject: [Moderator Action] Re: Mozilla editor and DAV

On Wed, 25 Aug 1999, John Stracke wrote:

> Stig Bakken wrote:
> > IMHO, WebDAV definitely has its place in a filesystem implementation.
> It'd be convenient, but think about the security problems: given
> existing HTTP authentication protocols, the filesystem code would have
> to have the cleartext password of each user.

I was just trying to make a point out of that adding WebDAV support to the
OS didn't have to bloat it.

As for the secure authentication, that is an issue that has to be dealt
with for WebDAV (and HTTP in general) anyway.

 - Stig
Received on Wednesday, 25 August 1999 13:09:16 UTC

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