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Re: [AC] Helping server admins not making mistakes

From: Jon Ferraiolo <jferrai@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 15:56:21 -0700
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "WAF WG (public)" <public-appformats@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF5F84C7E8.4497EDD2-ON88257467.007CF656-88257467.007E023F@us.ibm.com>

I took a look back to see what AC looked like back in Feb. 2007:

* http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-access-control-20070215/

and the spec was very short and says "The policy described is only safe for
HEAD and GET requests. " Things have changed quite a bit since then.

It probably does makes sense to split off AC for XHR from AC for XBL and


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             public-webapps-re         Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>        
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                                       Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>,   
                                       "WAF WG (public)"                   
             06/13/08 01:56 PM         <public-appformats@w3.org>,         
                                       Re: [AC] Helping server admins not  
                                       making mistakes                     

On Fri, 13 Jun 2008, Thomas Roessler wrote:
> The second requirement above rules out the processing instruction.
> Let's get rid of it.

Do we really think authors of XBL2 and VoiceXML are going to be able to
set headers on their sites? That seems like a much higher barrier to entry
than we should have.

Maybe we should separate Access-Control for XHR from Access-Control for

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