scripting http auth

2008-05-27 @ 18:16#

it just dawned on me this week that Opera 9 fully supports the passing credentials with XMLHttpRequest object's Open call! hey, that's great!.

that means the latest Safari, Firefox, IE, and Opera all support scripting HTTP Authentication. there's some work to do in making the script safe, but it's all do-able now.

maybe this will be the motivation i need to scrub up my exyus web engine's HTTP Auth support to include scripted clients. should be relatively easy. just need to script out a safe way to check the user credentials (see links here for details).