[whatwg] Solving the login/logout problem in HTML

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Nov 26 03:02:02 PST 2008

On Wed, 26 Nov 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
> If the form is more complex than two fields (identity/secret), then I 
> don't see how authentication is going to work except by displaying the 
> form -- just extracting the field names certainly wouldn't be 
> sufficient, even if they would be reasonable self-describing.
> So, in the current form, this proposal only helps in marking the 
> server's response as *being* a login form, but not really in making it 
> more usable for a non-HTML client...

Do you have a concrete example where the login form is complex in a manner 
where the fields can't be identified and there is reason to believe that a 
bot will want to authenticate but won't have been given enough information 
to do so?

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