[http-auth] Stephen Farrell's Yes on draft-ietf-httpauth-extension-08: (with COMMENT)

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Stephen Farrell has entered the following ballot position for
draft-ietf-httpauth-extension-08: Yes

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I think experiments to improve web authentication are a good
thing (tm:-) so am happy to see this experiment proceed.

- Figure 1: Maybe clarify that "credentials" here is not the
same as in RFC 7235?

- Figure 3: this is a mixture of an example ("Basic") and ABNF
("1#challenge") which is odd. I'd say just make it an example
and fix the figure caption accordingly.

- section 7: I thought that registrations of new HTTP headers
needed some more information, e.g. in which messages they can
be sent and with which status codes? BCP90 does seem to call
for that - why aren't those details here?