[whatwg] Solving the login/logout problem in HTML
julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Nov 27 08:56:21 PST 2008
Thomas Broyer wrote:
> I don't really mind, as long as the server is able to say "I give you
> this thing to you anonymous user, but you can also authenticate (e.g.
> to be proposed more features)". This is the exact use-case many web
> site (including most if not all e-commerce web sites) are facing, and
> it'd be cool that it could be dealt with at the HTTP level.
Yes, I agree that this is a valid use case. I think "Vary:
Authentication" is sufficient for a client to detect that authenticating
will indeed have an effect.
What else do we need?
>> The interesting question is whether we can retroactively specify it for 200
>> responses without breaking existing servers.
> ...and clients (and intermediaries, but you might have included them
> in "servers")
I was thinking "sites" (when I said "servers"), which would include all
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