[webkit-dev] Do we need a "webkitBackground" property for XMLHttpRequest?

xuewen.wang xuewen.wang at torchmobile.com.cn
Tue Jul 24 09:28:33 PDT 2012

Do you know why the chromium has not cancel auth dialog for XHR? Is this
the main reason?
Sean Wang
On 07/24/2012 11:52 PM, Brady Eidson wrote:
> On Jul 24, 2012, at 2:58 AM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
>> I don't think we should add this property.  Instead we should not ever
>> present HTTP auth dialogs for any requests other than the main
>> resource for the top-level frame.  Presenting HTTP auth dialogs in
>> other contexts is a phishing risk.
> I think there are corporate/financial apps that would break if this was policy.
> Thanks,
> ~Brady
>> Adam
>> On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 2:47 AM, xuewen <xuewen.wang at torchmobile.com.cn> wrote:
>>> When we send XMLHttpRequest  to access search engines or it is sent from
>>> chrome extensions,  we may do/don't want the browser to show the
>>> authentication challenge dialog. Should we provide a property to give a
>>> choice to users such as the "webkitBackground"?
>>> Please see the bug https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=91964
>>> If we totally disable XHR popping up the challenge dialogs, then how can the
>>> user request the resource using XHR from the sites across origins and
>>> requiring authentications? Or will this operation be disallowed in the
>>> future?
>>> One way is to show a form by javascript to ask for the credentials in its
>>> "onReadyStatusChange" and resend it by XHR. Is this the reason to totally
>>> disable the XHR popping up challenge dialogs?
>>> Sean Wang
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