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Re: Question about the credentials method in WWW:Mechanize

by converter (Priest)
on Nov 16, 2006 at 08:01 UTC ( #584396=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Question about the credentials method in WWW:Mechanize

If you do a google search on "rfc http basic authentication base64," among the 441,000 estimated hits will be a link or two to RFC 2617, which describes http authentication. This is an old document and probably obsolete, but I don't think much has changed. To quote the RFC:
To receive authorization, the client sends the userid and password, separated by a single colon (":") character, within a base64 encoded string in the credentials.
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Re^2: Question about the credentials method in WWW:Mechanize
by paulehr (Sexton) on Nov 16, 2006 at 11:04 UTC
    ahh ok, so what it comes down to is the credentials method that mech uses is pretty much useless?

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