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Re: ftp URLs and browser behaviour

From: Arnoud <galactus@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 19:34:53 +0200
To: www-talk@w3.org
Message-ID: <9kd+z4uYOV+W089yn@htmlhelp.com>
In article <B01F52F7-D67D3@>,
"Steven Heaney" <heaney@cambridge.scr.slb.com> wrote:
> If I want to reference a resource via an ftp URL that requires a username 
> and password (other than anonymous) on the host machine, is there a 
> standard way to indicate this in the URL without providing a username 

Not that I can see. You can of course explicitly embed a username in
the URL, but that doesn't do what you want, if you want what I
think you want.

I would say it is a browser function - if you can't get in to an
FTP server, the client can detect the reason ("user unknown" is
a different error than "too many connections" etc), and pop up a
dialog box to ask for a correct username/password.

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