[whatwg] fixing the authentication problem

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Oct 21 14:06:11 PDT 2008

Kornel Lesinski wrote:
> ...
> Anyway, it doesn't make sense to duplicate all that functionality in 
> forms just because typical interface for HTTP authentication is ugly and 
> unusable. You can fix the interface, and there's proposal for it already 
> (from 1999!):
> http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-authentform
> I think that proposal is generally a good idea, but the details could be 
> improved (i.e. should reuse existing forms and input types rather than 
> creating new ones that can't offer seamless fallback).
> ...


See also <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/13> (currently in 
state "raised").

BR, Julian

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