Re: Security Considerations re: Forms and PASSWORD input fields

Murray Maloney (murray@sco.COM)
Tue, 9 May 95 20:13:34 EDT

I certainly don't object to you adding this.
You might consider highlighting this in
a NOTE or something, but otherwise ...

> I kinda slipped this one in. What do you think?
> html-spec_3.html#SEC20
> |The widely deployed methods for submitting forms requests -- HTTP and
> |SMTP -- provide little assurance of confidentiality. Information
> |providers who request sensitive information via forms -- especially by
> |way of the `PASSWORD' type input field -- should be aware and make
> |their users aware of the lack of confidentiality.
> Dan