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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#5089 closed bug (invalid)

Basic authentication fails with "@" in password (Safari)

Reported by: mahemoff Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.4
Component: ajax Version: 1.3.2
Keywords: authentication Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


My script posts status messages to Twitter, using $.ajax() username and password parameters for HTTP basic auth. I found it worked on Firefox (3.5), but failed on Safari (3.2.3). This is probably because the call is being converted to http://[email protected]:http://twitter.com/etc, and the presence of an "@" becomes ambiguous.

xhr = $.ajax({

type: "POST", url: "http://twitter.com/statuses/update.json", data: "status="+$("#status").val(), success: function(tweetJSON) {


}, error: function(xhr, errorStatus) {


}, username: $("#username"+accountIndex).val(), password: $("#password"+accountIndex).val()


Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by dmethvin

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

jQuery just passes the username and password to the xhr object; if there is a problem beyond that it would be in Safari. Could you reopen the ticket with some more information about what is passed to the site when the problem occurs?

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