[http-auth] Mirja Kühlewind's No Objection on draft-ietf-httpauth-extension-08: (with COMMENT)

"Mirja Kuehlewind" <ietf@kuehlewind.net> Thu, 01 September 2016 12:40 UTC

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Subject: [http-auth] Mirja Kühlewind's No Objection on draft-ietf-httpauth-extension-08: (with COMMENT)
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Mirja Kühlewind has entered the following ballot position for
draft-ietf-httpauth-extension-08: No Objection

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1) The following disclarer is a little odd:

"The terms "encouraged" and "advised" are used for suggestions that do
   not constitute "SHOULD"-level requirements.  People MAY freely choose
   not to include the suggested items.  However, complying with those
   suggestions would be a best practice; it will improve the security,
   interoperability, and/or operational performance."

Both terms are only used once. I would recommend to remove the text above
and simply use MAY later in the doc (or not use MAY and leave the later
text as it is just without the disclaimer).

2) I agree that the section on username should point to the secturity
section to give a clear warning. However, I also don't really understand
why username is needed. If there is a good use case for it, maybe it's
worth to explain this as another example.