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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Strange auth bug
Date Wed, 11 Nov 1998 10:06:29 GMT
Rasmus Lerdorf wrote:
> 
> I am trying to track down a weird bug here.  Just wondering if anybody has
> run across something similar.
> 
> When I authenticate on a page using a user id of: tätär
> and a password of: blah
> 
> IE sends an Authorization header which looks like this:
> 
>   Basic dOR05HI6YmxhaA==
> 
> while Netscape sends:
> 
>   Basic dOR0
> 
> What gives?  Unless I missed something, this looks like a pretty basic
> browser bug.

I'll wager Netscape are using a signed char in their base 64 encoder...

Cheers,

Ben.

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