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RE: Need feedback on new Mini-Redirector tutorial

From: Wilfred Nilsen <wilfrednilsen@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 02:38:36 +0200
Message-ID: <BAY121-W83C6FE401F6ADFB4834B3BB080@phx.gbl>
To: <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

> About 10 to 15 years ago old browser forced
HTTP-servers to offer Basic 
> Authentication. Today mostly broken and badly configured servers force 
> good willing clients into Basic Authentication.


I think you missed my point. We are not forcing the client
to use Basic authentication. We are giving clients that do not support Digest
authentication the option of using Basic. Clients that support Digest use
Digest authentication.

> Is there any client, that sends Basic Authentication Headers without 
> beeing asked for by the server? Please tell me.

 The reason we made a special authenticator for WebDAV was to
make it interoperate with a number of clients we initially had problems with.
We did this test 18 months ago, but we unfortunately did not keep a log of the
clients we had problems with.

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