Re: [http-auth] Last Call: <draft-ietf-httpauth-basicauth-update-05.txt> (The 'Basic' HTTP Authentication Scheme) to Proposed Standard

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Tue, 10 February 2015 22:00 UTC

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On 2015-02-10 22:46, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Julian Reschke wrote:
>> On 2015-02-10 20:57, Tony Hansen wrote:
>>> On 2/6/15 1:43 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>>> On 2015-02-05 23:49, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>>>>> * The IESG wrote:
>>>>>> Abstract
>>>>>>
>>>>>>     This document defines the "Basic" Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
>>>>>>     Authentication Scheme, which transmits credentials as
>>>>>> userid/password
>>>>>>     pairs, obfuscated by the use of Base64 encoding.
>
>> How is the intent actually relevant here?
>
> According to the Abstract the intent is obfuscation. If the intent is
> not relevant, then the Abstract should not draw attention to it. That
> is pretty much why I brought this up.

I don't see anything about intent here. It's simply a statement of facts.

Best regards, Julian