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From Joshua Slive <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: cvs commit: httpd-docs-1.3/htdocs/manual/mod core.html.en mod_digest.html
Date Thu, 15 Apr 2004 17:03:01 GMT

On Thu, 15 Apr 2004 jim@apache.org wrote:
>        <p>MD5 authentication provides a more secure password system,
>        but only works with supporting browsers. As of this writing
>   -    (January 2002), the only major browsers which support digest
>   -    authentication are <a href="http://www.opera.com/">Opera 4.0</a>,
>   -    <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/">MS Internet
>   -    Explorer 5.0</a> and <a href="http://www.w3.org/Amaya/">Amaya</a>.
>   -    Therefore, we do not recommend using this feature on a large
>   -    Internet site. However, for personal and intra-net use, where
>   -    browser users can be controlled, it is ideal.</p>
>   +    (December 2003), most major browsers support digest authentication.
>   +    </p>

Most browsers support digest, but I believe our conclusion is that at
least MSIE does not support the old version of the spec used by
mod_digest.  So this paragraph is not accurate.  It also conflicts with
what is written under "Summary".

Joshua.

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