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Re: [access-control] Forms WG comments on Access Control WD

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 11:53:32 +0100
To: "Klotz, Leigh" <Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com>, public-appformats@w3.org
Cc: "Forms WG" <public-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t55hvi0m64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Wed, 06 Feb 2008 23:40:37 +0100, Klotz, Leigh <Leigh.Klotz@xerox.com>  
wrote:
> Therefore, we believe that recommendations to XForms user agent authors  
> are in order.  (We note that the fact that XForms cross-site access is  
> supported by some implementations was discussed at the 2007/11/05 WAF  
> meeting [1].)

Yes. The idea is that specifications that use the mechanism have a set of  
user agent requirements for non same-origin requests.


> The Forms WG has directed me to make the following two requests:
>
> Request 1:
> The Forms WG requests that the WAF WG include in the next Working Draft  
> Introduction a mention of XForms submission, to supplement the current  
> list of XMLHttpRequest, XBL 2.0, and HTML 5.   Text for corresponding  
> sections, if required, can be TBD (see request 2).

For the mentioned specifications we have drafts that actually point out  
Access Control as a solution. We don't have that for XForms yet or XSLT  
for that matter.


> Request 2:
> The Forms WG would like to continue to work with a representative from  
> WAF to develop a joint proposal for taking advantage of access control  
> in XForms.  The goal would be to develop the following:
>
> - text for the access-control WD section on use case and goals for  
> XForms integration

Why do you think more text for the access-control document is needed?


> - best practice for taking advantage of access-control in XForms 1.1
>
> As noted in Requirement 10 of your current WD, it's likely that no  
> changes to markup XForms markup will be required.  However, the XForms  
> WG or WAF (or both) may choose to issue a note offering guidance to user  
> agent implementers.
>
> I've been assigned to work with WAF on this issue for the Forms WG.
> We ask that WAF nominate a member to work with me to help achieve these  
> goals.

I'm willing to take a look at what's drafted for the XForms specification  
to make sure it uses Access Control correctly. If more is needed maybe Art  
can suggest someone.


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
Received on Thursday, 7 February 2008 10:50:09 UTC

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