[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 44823] Support document.execCommand("ClearAuthenticationCache")

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Thu Sep 9 11:42:21 PDT 2010


--- Comment #5 from Alexey Proskuryakov <ap at webkit.org>  2010-09-09 11:42:21 PST ---
> Is there some reason that ClearAuthenticationCache can't be implemented to only
> clear the cache for the realm containing the page that called
> document.execCommand("ClearAuthenticationCache")?

That's a reasonable idea.

I have two concerns about it:
- Implementing an IE-only feature in a way that's intentionally incompatible with IE would be confusing to authors, and just impolite. It might make sense to have a similar but differently named command in both Firefox and WebKit, but probably not as a WebKit-only feature.
- It's unclear whether credentials that are stored permanently in Keychain should be wiped out, too. It's bad UI to let Web pages delete credentials that were explicitly permanently stored by the user - but it's also bad to stay logged in after executing a command to forget credentials!

As mentioned above, WHATWG mailing list would be a good place to discuss better cross-browser solutions.

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