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Subject cvs commit: httpd-docs-1.3/htdocs/manual/mod mod_digest.html
Date Mon, 26 Apr 2004 18:41:35 GMT
geoff       2004/04/26 11:41:35

  Modified:    htdocs/manual/mod mod_digest.html
  note MSIE and other browser caveats
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.18      +15 -9     httpd-docs-1.3/htdocs/manual/mod/mod_digest.html
  Index: mod_digest.html
  RCS file: /home/cvs/httpd-docs-1.3/htdocs/manual/mod/mod_digest.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.17
  retrieving revision 1.18
  diff -u -r1.17 -r1.18
  --- mod_digest.html	15 Apr 2004 18:16:58 -0000	1.17
  +++ mod_digest.html	26 Apr 2004 18:41:35 -0000	1.18
  @@ -32,10 +32,12 @@
       <p>This module implements an older version of the MD5 Digest
  -    Authentication specification which will probably not work with
  -    modern browsers. Please see <a
  +    Authentication specification.  While suitable for most modern
  +    browsers, mod_digest is known to not work with Microsoft
  +    Internet Explorer. Please see <a
       href="mod_auth_digest.html">mod_auth_digest</a> for a module
  -    which implements the most recent version of the standard.</p>
  +    which implements the most recent version of the standard
  +    and does not suffer from the same limitations as mod_digest.</p>
  @@ -68,12 +70,16 @@
       <p>MD5 authentication provides a more secure password system,
       but only works with supporting browsers. As of this writing
  -    (December 2003), most major browsers support digest
  -    authentication. However, the only major browsers which support
  -    the old digest authentication format are <a href="">Opera
  -    <a href="">MS Internet
  -    Explorer 5.0</a> and <a href="">Amaya</a>.
  -    Therefore, we do not recommend using this feature on a large
  +    (December 2003) most major browsers, including 
  +    <a href="">MS Internet Explorer</a>,
  +    <a href="">Opera</a>,
  +    <a href="">Netscape</a>,
  +    <a href="">Mozilla</a>, and
  +    <a href="">Amaya</a>,
  +    support the Digest authentication scheme.  However, of this list
  +    MS Internet Explorer is known to be incompatable with the
  +    older digest authentication format supported by this module.
  +    Therefore, we do not recommend using this module on a large
       Internet site. However, for personal and intra-net use, where
       browser users can be controlled, it is ideal.</p>

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