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Timestamp:
31/10/13 12:59:09 (7 years ago)
Author:
julian.reschke@…
Message:

rephrase parsing considerations for *-Authenticate, also have them only once (#516)

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  • draft-ietf-httpbis/latest/p7-auth.xml

    r2452 r2455  
    204204<x:note>
    205205  <t>
    206      &Note; User agents will need to take special care in parsing the
    207      <x:ref>WWW-Authenticate</x:ref> and <x:ref>Proxy-Authenticate</x:ref>
    208      header field values because they can contain more than one challenge, or
    209      if more than one of each is provided, since the contents of a challenge
    210      can itself contain a comma-separated list of authentication parameters.
    211   </t>
    212 </x:note>
    213 <x:note>
    214   <t>
    215206     &Note; Many clients fail to parse challenges containing unknown
    216207     schemes. A workaround for this problem is to list well-supported schemes
     
    457448</artwork></figure>
    458449<t>
    459    User agents are advised to take special care in parsing the WWW-Authenticate
    460    field value as it might contain more than one challenge,
    461    or if more than one WWW-Authenticate header field is provided, the
    462    contents of a challenge itself can contain a comma-separated list of
    463    authentication parameters.
     450   User agents are advised to take special care in parsing the field value, as
     451   it might contain more than one challenge, and each challenge can contain a
     452   comma-separated list of authentication parameters. Furthermore, the header
     453   field itself can occur multiple times.
    464454</t>
    465455<figure>
     
    11051095      "APPSDIR review of draft-ietf-httpbis-p7-auth-24"
    11061096    </t>
     1097    <t>
     1098      <eref target="http://tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/516"/>:
     1099      "note about WWW-A parsing potentially misleading"
     1100    </t>
    11071101  </list>
    11081102</t>
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