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Re: [Bug-wget] [Bug-Wget] Handling of Multiple authorizations

From: Darshit Shah
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] [Bug-Wget] Handling of Multiple authorizations
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:55:16 +0530

> AFAIK, right now, this is a rare case. And if you stumble upon it in the
> real
>  world, the auth-schemes involved might or might not include the ones that
> Wget
> supports (Basic|Digest).
> One of the major reasons why I asked around on whether we are genuinely
interested in fixing this. The case is extremely rare, AFAIK only a very
small subset of Apache servers do this.
Even Curl I think does not support handling multiple auth schemes in one
line, though I'm not completely sure of that.

> But than, a preference for Digest would be nice and the HTTP header parser
> should handle both cases (multiple WWW-Authenticate or one with multiple
> challenges) correctly anyway.
> Given the difference between Basic and Digest, I do agree that we MUST
prefer Digest over Basic if the option is provided.

Thanking You,
Darshit Shah

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