On Feb 3, 2007, at 3:35 AM, Urabe Shyouhei wrote:

> Hi,
>
> James Edward Gray II wrote:
>> I've actually wished for it a couple of times and I wish it was
>> supported.  I always start with using open-uri, because I love that
>> interface, but sometimes something like this issue forces me to  
>> switch
>> to Net::HTTP.  It makes me sad.
>
> Excuse me if you've already noticed; it's just FYI.  Open-uri's open
> method has a variety of options to be passed as the *rest parameter.
> You can specify all the HTTP header, which proxy to use, and
> authentication info.  If you want a authentication you can write:
>
> open uri, :http_basic_authentication => [user, passwd] do |io|
>     ...
> end

I'm very glad you pointed this out.  I didn't know this and I'm  
thrilled to learn it.  Thank you.

James Edward Gray II