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Re: web+ and registerProtocolHandler

From: Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 17:20:05 -0400
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To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Cc: Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "Martin J. DŁrst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im>, "michel@suignard.com" <michel@suignard.com>, "tony@att.com" <tony@att.com>, "plh@w3.org" <plh@w3.org>, "adil@diwan.com" <adil@diwan.com>, "robin@berjon.com" <robin@berjon.com>, "ted.ietf@gmail.com" <ted.ietf@gmail.com>, "John O'Conner" <jooconne@adobe.com>, "presnick@qualcomm.com" <presnick@qualcomm.com>, "chris@lookout.net" <chris@lookout.net>, "public-ietf-w3c@w3.org" <public-ietf-w3c@w3.org>
>> So I've seen a bunch of uniformly negative mail on this
>> and nothing positive fwiw.
>
> That's because the folks who are in favor of doing this aren't
> participating in this discussion.

Indeed, so...

>> Maybe it'd be good to get an appsarea presentation on it
>> at an IETF meeting (assuming that's not happened) so the
>> broader community get to know about it?
>>
>> I don't really know enough to be against it myself but
>> it does sound like a bad security idea from the mails I've
>> seen pass by so count me amongst those concerned about
>> this.
>
> I'd caution you about forming an opinion after having heard only one
> side of the issue.

And I don't think Stephen has formed an opinion, so much as that he's
*asking*, specifically, to hear the other side.  I think a
presentation and discussion in the Apps Area meeting in Atlanta
(Monday morning, 5 Nov) would be good.  Can we make this happen?

Barry
Received on Monday, 17 September 2012 10:16:33 GMT

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