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Re: HTTP/1.0 Authentication

> If you want to impliment it yourself, just get a uudecode() builtin
> function, and uudecode the Authorization string, which is then of the
> form:

Server builtins are completely unnecessary for this.  It's perfectly 
possible to use in-DB code to decode the Base64 string into the 
username:password result.  In fact, I wrote exactly such a verb for the 
BioGate web package currently in use by several MOOs.

It's really depressing when I see everyone always thinking "server 
builtin" for every little extension which could be done just as 
effectively in-DB and be far more portable and flexible..

      Alex Stewart - - Richelieu @ Diversity University MOO
            "Difficult answers lead to intelligent questions."

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