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

  • From: Duane Wessels
  • Date: Wed Feb 04 01:23:25 2004

On Tue, 3 Feb 2004, Alexei Roudnev wrote:

> So, instead of changing 'visialization' part of IE, MS give up and decided
> to drop important piece of standard?

Placing the username and password in a URL has been deprecated for
HTTP.  From RFC 2616:

    3.2.2 http URL

       The "http" scheme is used to locate network resources via the HTTP
       protocol. This section defines the scheme-specific syntax and
       semantics for http URLs.

       http_URL = "http:" "//" host [ ":" port ] [ abs_path [ "?" query ]]

Duane W.