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Re: Setting document.domain

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 00:55:43 +0000 (UTC)
To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Cc: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, contact@publicsuffix.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0901290054340.952@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Wed, 28 Jan 2009, Adam Barth wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 11:47 AM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Wed, 28 Jan 2009, James Graham wrote:
> >> I think the algorithm for determining if a domain is in the public
> >> suffix list should be specified in detail somewhere, although I guess
> >> HTML 5 is likely not quite the right place since this may be used in
> >> non-HTML contexts.
> >
> > I agree that it would be nice if there was some text on 
> > publicsuffix.org that gave some normative-like text I could hook into 
> > here.
> I'm not sure if such an algorithm exists.  The list of 
> registry-controlled domains is some social artifact that changes 
> depending on decisions made by registrars in small island countries and 
> provinces in Japan.

Sure, but such decisions cause the publicsuffix.org list to change. My 
point is that there is a list, but it is not in a form that is trivial to 
process (e.g. it has wildcards), so whether something "matches a suffix in 
the public suffix list" is not something that is normatively defined yet.

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