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Comment on User Agent Authentication Forms Submission

W3C is pleased to receive the User Agent Authentication Form submission from Agranat Systems Incorporated, and Microsoft Corporation.

The submission suggests extensions to HTML forms to overcome their present security problems when employed for authenticating a user to a Web server. It calls for a new type of form; the AUTHFORM and new values for the TYPE attribute of the INPUT element and SELECT block, and allows users to "log-out" when the user agent is shared by several people.

Next Steps

The proposal is related to current work on defining a next generation of forms in W3C's HTML Activity. The specification will be brought to the attention of the HTML Working Group for consideration.

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Dave Raggett, W3C lead for HTML <dsr@w3.org>