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From: nick at (Nick FitzGerald)
Subject: Interesting side effect of the new IE patch

"Kevin Gerry" <> wrote:

> Actually- there is a registry key you can put in to change back to the 
> 'correct' user:pass@...t way of processing... So it DOES still have that
> in 
> there to follow RFC- Just needs to be activated first.

Actually, this is not and never was, RFC-compliant _for HTTP[S] URLs_.

Please read the relevant RFCs to see your assertion that accepting/ 
parsing HTTP[S] URLs including "userinfo" data is "correct" is, in 
fact, badly mistaken.

> (It's in a newer KB article.)

And the correct syntax of HTTP[S] URLs is in older _and_ newer RFCs...


Nick FitzGerald

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