[whatwg] Solving the login/logout problem in HTML
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Nov 26 03:58:58 PST 2008
On Wed, 26 Nov 2008, Thomas Broyer wrote:
> I came to the same conclusion and already implemented it (with a custom
> application-specific scheme) in an Enterprise app (the custom scheme
> accepts both HTML form, i.e. cookie, and an Authorization request-header
> –we're using it for XMLHttpRequests to "bypass" any cookie and
> therefore allow more than one "user session" in the same "browser
> > challenge = "HTML" [ form ]
> > form = "form" "=" form-name
> > form-name = quoted-string
> RFC2617 states that "The realm directive (case-insensitive) is required
> for all authentication schemes that issue a challenge."
I didn't really understand how the realm would work here, which is why I
didn't include it. Is this a case where we should violate RFC2617? (Note
that we're in a rather unusual case here because the challenge never gets
a reply in the traditional sense.)
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