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From Tino Wildenhain <>
Subject Re: HTTP Authentication again
Date Wed, 10 May 2006 07:00:33 GMT
Georg Sauer-Limbach schrieb:
> Oliver,
> this seems to be a very clever feature of Firefox.
> I am just exercising with ftp://user:pw@host URLs
> to access ftp, and it seems to behave the same.
> It even removes the user:pwd from the URL bar
> after it has logged in.
> So, I wouldn't bet on all browsers to behave like
> that.

Its a stone old feature - the only point
of firefox is to wait for the server to 401
before sending any basic auth credentials -
no matter if input via password window or
put into URL.


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