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stupid HTTP question

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-10-16 21:42:56 CEST

In our previous security discussions on this list, we've all been very
careful not to mix up the concepts of "authentication" and

But now I just noticed that when neon grabs authentication info from
the client, it puts the crypted data into a standard HTTP header field
called "authorization":

     Authorization: Basic c3Vzc21eebjz93Fzb3Vw

Why, oh why, is this the case. Does HTTP itself confuse the two issues?!

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