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Re: [ac] wildcard rules and subdomains

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2007 14:14:17 -0700
Message-ID: <4692A529.80104@sicking.cc>
To: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>, "WAF WG (public)" <public-appformats@w3.org>

Thomas Roessler wrote:
> On 2007-07-06 17:18:11 -0700, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> The other use case if your putting a resource on a server that
>> grants access, but you don't want your particular resource to be
>> accessible cross domain.
> That use case is actually a recipe for desaster -- mainly because
> there is no way for the server operator to know whether a client is
> going to honor a policy or not.  After all, the client could be old
> and predate (and therefore ignore) the access-control language.
> That kind of scenario is, in fact, another reason why the
> access-control language should not be able to express restrictions
> that go beyond the existing sandbox model.  People will try to use
> the language with "deny" for the use case that you describe, and (as
> you said) "bad things will happen."

If the client doesn't support AC then it'll deny access due to the 
existing same-origin policies. I don't see how this is a problem.

/ Jonas
Received on Monday, 9 July 2007 21:15:10 UTC

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