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23/01/14 22:58:37 (8 years ago)
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fielding@…
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(editorial) fix the introduction to be like other parts and less redundant

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

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    8888<abstract>
    8989<t>
    90    The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a stateless application-level protocol for
    91    distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. This document
    92    defines the HTTP Authentication framework.
     90   The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a stateless application-level
     91   protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems.
     92   This document defines the HTTP Authentication framework.
    9393</t>
    9494</abstract>
     
    114114<section title="Introduction" anchor="introduction">
    115115<t>
    116    This document defines HTTP/1.1 access control and authentication. It
    117    includes the relevant parts of <xref target="RFC2616" x:fmt="none">RFC 2616</xref>
    118    with only minor changes (<xref target="RFC2616"/>), plus the general framework for HTTP authentication,
    119    as previously defined in "HTTP Authentication: Basic and Digest Access
    120    Authentication" (<xref target="RFC2617"/>).
    121 </t>
    122 <t>
    123    HTTP provides several &OPTIONAL; challenge-response authentication
    124    schemes that can be used by a server to challenge a client request and
    125    by a client to provide authentication information. See the IANA
    126    Authentication Scheme Registry (<xref target="authentication.scheme.registry"/>)
    127    for the definitions of the "basic" and "digest" authentication schemes
    128    which were defined by <xref target="RFC2617" x:fmt="none">RFC 2617</xref>.
     116   HTTP provides a general framework for access control and authentication,
     117   via an extensible set of challenge-response authentication schemes, which
     118   can be used by a server to challenge a client request and by a client to
     119   provide authentication information. This document defines HTTP/1.1
     120   authentication in terms of the architecture defined in
     121   <xref target="Part1"/>, including the general framework previously
     122   described in <xref target="RFC2617" x:fmt="none">RFC 2617</xref> and
     123   the related fields and status codes previously defined in
     124   <xref target="RFC2616" x:fmt="none">RFC 2616</xref>.
     125</t>
     126<t>
     127   The IANA Authentication Scheme Registry
     128   (<xref target="authentication.scheme.registry"/>) lists registered
     129   authentication schemes and their corresponding specifications, including
     130   the "basic" and "digest" authentication schemes previously defined by
     131   <xref target="RFC2617" x:fmt="none">RFC 2617</xref>.
    129132</t>
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