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attempt to summarize issues with test subjects

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 13:20:55 +0200
Message-ID: <45360E17.6010503@w3.org>
To: public-wai-ert@w3.org


The recent discussions on test subject and local files brought a whole 
bunch of new issues. Here is an attempt to collect and summarize this 
issue to facilitate an overview:

1. static Web content - sufficiently addressed by WebContent class;

2. dynamic Web content - HTTP request/response header can be provided in 
the WebContent class, however the sequence of the client/server 
interaction still needs to be addressed;

3. confidential URIs - for example on an intranet or otherwise 
restricted content there are different degrees of confidentialit and not 
all URIs should be available to everyone;

4. confidential from data - for example password or other sensitive 
information may need to be protected (much alike confidential URIs);

5. local files - unique identifier is not always available (to hide 
internal file hierarchy) and the file source may be worth recording 
(noting potential confidentiality issues);

Did I miss other points made?

Also, it's important to note that we had agreed that security/privacy 
issues are out of our direct scope of EARL and hence did not make it 
into the requirements document. However, this does not mean we should 
not think about it and make sure we are not making it impossible to use 
EARL for restricted content. Is it as simple as saying "if you want to 
protect your EARL reports then sign or encrypt them"?


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