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From Jacob Kjome <h...@visi.com>
Subject Re: Works! RE: 2nd inquiry: how to - programmatically - authenticate oneself as Tomcat manager?
Date Fri, 11 Jun 2004 00:38:42 GMT
At 12:25 PM 6/10/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>Jerry Miernik wrote:
>
>>   This works! How did you come to know that?
>>   Is there a doc I should have read to know?
>
>Well, strictly speaking, if you read the doc you'll know that's
>not a legal URL :-)

Yep, but it has worked with every server I've ever used it with.  Maybe it 
is one of those things that became a standard despite the spec, kind of 
like the innerHTML property of the MS DOM, now supported by Mozilla (not 
sure about Opera?) even though it is nowhere in the DOM spec.

Jake


>RFC 1738: Uniform Resource Locators (URL) shows the format:
>
>  3.1. Common Internet Scheme Syntax
>
>    While the syntax for the rest of the URL may vary depending on the
>    particular scheme selected, URL schemes that involve the direct use
>    of an IP-based protocol to a specified host on the Internet use a
>    common syntax for the scheme-specific data:
>
>         //<user>:<password>@<host>:<port>/<url-path>
>
>*BUT* (see last sentence)
>
>  3.3. HTTP
>
>    The HTTP URL scheme is used to designate Internet resources
>    accessible using HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol).
>
>    The HTTP protocol is specified elsewhere. This specification only
>    describes the syntax of HTTP URLs.
>
>    An HTTP URL takes the form:
>
>       http://<host>:<port>/<path>?<searchpart>
>
>    where <host> and <port> are as described in Section 3.1. If :<port>
>    is omitted, the port defaults to 80.  No user name or password is
>    allowed.
>
>Which is not to say that it won't, in some circumstances, "work"...
>
>FWIW!
>
>>That's not true.  You can do:
>>http://username:password@www.mysite.com/
>>so:
>>URL tomcatMgr =
>>      new 
>> URL("http://manager:mypassword@localhost:8080/manager/undeploy?path=/any");
>
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