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in response to my request regarding rss readers and basic authentication, olivier "webvoice" travers was nice enough to alert me to the fact that radio userland supports the feature by url-encoding the username and password according to the following scheme: this then reminded me that all rss readers employing a self-respecting user-agent can fetch an rss feed protected with http basic authentication. indeed, netnewswire will also fetch protected feeds using the same url-encoded mechanism [ in hindsight this is head slappingly obvious and i should probably be flogged for not thinking of it straight away ]. i haven't tried amphy , but i'm sure it'll work as well. i'm none too keen on exposing passwords in urls and neither is jim roepcke as evidenced by his netnewswire feature request , but i could live with it if i could find fetch feeds over ssl, which i know that netnewswire doesn't support currently.

when i get a spare minute i'll have to crank up amphetadesk again, since i strongly suspect it basic authentication over ssl.

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3/21/2003 10:20:00 PM 0 comments


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