[whatwg] Session Management

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jan 10 14:17:19 PST 2012

On Fri, 10 Jun 2011, Cameron Heavon-Jones wrote:
> i'd like to reference a proposal i put forward in relation to expanding 
> the functionality of forms which displays how http authentication could 
> be implemented declaratively by html authors:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Apr/0259.html
> [user authentication in forms]

We've tried to address this several times over the past few years, each 
time unsuccessfully. The biggest problem is that we lack good 
implementation experience to guide us.

Browser vendors have started looking at identity more seriously in recent 
months, which may end up addressing this problem at a more fundamental 
level. In the meantime, I encourage you to approach browser vendors 
directly to propose experimental extensions to the form features to 
address this issue, so that we can get the implementation experience we 
need to make progress on this issue.

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