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The Origin header (was Re: HTTPbis and the Same Origin Policy)

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 13:40:01 -0800
Message-ID: <7789133a0912031340l6a60202nb44caebec7b44045@mail.gmail.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Cc: "public-web-security@w3.org" <public-web-security@w3.org>
Changing the subject line since this appears to be a new topic.

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 1:35 PM, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com> wrote:
> Is the "Origin" header generally agreed to be both necessary
> and sufficient for same-origin-policy work to proceed?

I'm not sure the Origin header is either necessary or sufficient.  The
same-origin policy is much larger and more extensive than a single

> Right now, HTML 5 continues to refer to the Origin header as
> supporting the same-origin policy, and it seemed to me that
> there was still some disagreement about whether it should
> be retained.
> The HTML issue is scheduled to be closed today (Dec 3) -- should it
> remain open? Would anyone volunteer to write a "change proposal"
> (re)moving "Origin header" from the HTML5 spec?
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/63
> Larry
> --
> http://larry.masinter.net
Received on Thursday, 3 December 2009 21:41:03 GMT

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