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Ticket #356 (closed editorial: fixed)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

Spurious "MAYs"

Reported by: mnot@pobox.com Owned by: draft-ietf-httpbis-p7-auth@tools.ietf.org
Priority: normal Milestone: 20
Component: p7-auth Severity: In WG Last Call
Keywords: Cc:
Origin: http://www.w3.org/mid/4FA97B08.4040009@isode.com

Description

A user agent that wishes to authenticate itself with an origin server -- usually, but not necessarily, after receiving a 401 (Unauthorized) -- MAY do so by including an Authorization header field with the request.

A client that wishes to authenticate itself with a proxy -- usually, but not necessarily, after receiving a 407 (Proxy Authentication Required) -- MAY do so by including a Proxy-Authorization header field with the request.

It doesn't look like use of the 2 MAYs above is appropriate, because they are not implementation alternatives. Maybe change them to "can"?

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by mnot@pobox.com

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Fixed in [1665]:

Downgrade MAYs to can; fixes #356

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by julian.reschke@gmx.de

  • Summary changed from Spurious "MAY"s to Spurious "MAYs"

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by julian.reschke@gmx.de

  • Milestone changed from unassigned to 20
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