[whatwg] Web form and HTTP authentication
ian at hixie.ch
Sat Aug 28 08:50:27 PDT 2004
On Wed, 25 Aug 2004, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> I was wondering if there's been any discussion of adding HTTP
> authentication capabilities to Web forms or other products of the WG (If
> there has, apologies in advance; I think the work happening here is
> important, but I don't have the time to track it closely).
This hasn't been discussed yet, no.
> For example, I could imagine having form controls or widgets to:
> - remove a site's authentication state from the browser when activated
> (i.e., a "log out" interface)
> - add user data to a site's authentication state in the browser (i.e., "log
> on" interfaces)
> - display the user's current authentication state
Yes, that would be great.
The main problem would be working out how to define this in a backwards-
However, I would love to address this, as you describe.
I have noted it as an open issue for the Web Apps 1.0 draft.
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