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Wed, 9 Feb 1994 22:25:34 --100

>According to Archie Warnock:
>> So Rob McCool sez to me:
>> > I think we need to change this section to read that From: is to be
>> > used for logging purposes only, and strike the mention of insecure
>> > form of access protection and the section on the person given
>> > accepting responsibility for the method performed. The only access
>> > protection this would provide is applicable in such a limited context
>> > that the information in From: is not useful for more than logging
>> > information anyway.
>> I agree. I'm much more interested in clients that can (eventually)
>> encrypt a paassword field in a document and send it to the server for
>> validation than in ever suggesting that the From: field could be used
>> for some sort of access control. OTOH, I'd just love to have the server
>> log that information - there are a number of cases where we could make
>> use of user name information in our summary stats.
>Which, if any, clients currently support the From: header?

Lynx and the emacs browser both support it, and I think violaWWW does -
not 100% sure on that though. Unless things have changed in the 2.2
release, Mosaic/X does not send it, and I don't think the Mac or Windows
versions do either.

-Bill Perry