HTTP Authentication Integration

Dear XForms WG,

  There is a strong demand among web developers for improved means for
authentication, authorization and identification facilities on web
sites. HTTP provides sufficient, architecturally sound and quite usable
facilities for most applications, but due to lack of proper means for
integrating these facilities in web sites, web developers are forced to
use improper means like session IDs in URIs or cookies to accomodate.
Relying on such facilities typically reduces usability, accessibility
security and privacy features of the site for its users.

Please include a requirement in the XForms 1.1 Requirements document to
address HTTP Authentication integration in XForms 1.1, probably along
with XHTML 2.0 integration.


Received on Thursday, 29 January 2004 19:52:44 UTC