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Re: Latest IE patch breaking non username:[email protected] websites?

  • From: Scott Call
  • Date: Tue Feb 03 13:36:54 2004

On Tue, 3 Feb 2004, Jeff Workman wrote:

> My guess is that too many people were getting burned by URLs like this:
> http://[email protected]%77%77%77%2E%70%69%6D%70%77%6F%72%6B%73%2E%6F%72%67
> -Jeff

Right but the bug wasn't basic auth in a URL it was that the %01 character
stopped Outlook and IE from displaying the rest of the URL, so[email protected]/  would show just "" in
both outlook and the URL bar.

The problem isn't the auth but the masking ability of the escaped

Oh well, one more standard "Embraced and Extended" by the beast....


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