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Offline rdebay

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RFC compatible URLs
« on: November 14, 2008, 05:56:49 PM »
I brought this up a few years ago, but it was never implemented.
PasswordMaker is sensitive to the capitalization of the URL.  This violates the RFC, which requires all URLs to be normalized to lower case before being used.  Therefore PWM needs to lowercase the domain portions of all URLs before hashing them.  There are no requirements for the path to be normalized.

Offline tanstaafl

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Re: RFC compatible URLs
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2008, 06:02:49 PM »
This would only apply to sites using the Default Account, but it has the potential to break current behavior, so I think it should be an option, if implemented...

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Re: RFC compatible URLs
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2008, 06:13:17 PM »
Does Firefox even allow you have the domain in anything but lower case? If not, then this is actually a non-issue, or at least an issue that only comes up in the other editions.
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Re: RFC compatible URLs
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2008, 06:16:35 PM »
hah! no, it lowercases it immediately... never noticed that...

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Re: RFC compatible URLs
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2008, 06:19:50 PM »
The editions that allow you copy and paste the URL will need to address this however.
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Offline rdebay

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Re: RFC compatible URLs
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2008, 06:26:42 PM »
hah! no, it lowercases it immediately... never noticed that...
Neither did I.  It was an issue back in 2005.  I notice that the most recent version of IE 6 also corrects the URL for you.
I guess that it only needs to be confirmed for other versions besides FF3 and IE6 then.

Offline Eric H. Jung

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Re: RFC compatible URLs
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2008, 03:03:10 AM »
hah! no, it lowercases it immediately... never noticed that...
Neither did I.  It was an issue back in 2005.  I notice that the most recent version of IE 6 also corrects the URL for you.
I guess that it only needs to be confirmed for other versions besides FF3 and IE6 then.

There's no point in PasswordMaker implementing this behavior for expired versions of Firefox like FF 1.x.

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Re: RFC compatible URLs
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2008, 05:35:55 PM »
There's no point in PasswordMaker implementing this behavior for expired versions of Firefox like FF 1.x.

Agreed...

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Re: RFC compatible URLs
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2008, 05:35:55 PM »