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Re: LC nits on draft-ietf-websec-origin-04, Re: Fwd: [websec] WG Last Call on draft-ietf-websec-origin-02 until Aug-15

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 19:35:46 -0700
Message-ID: <CAJE5ia8WQaF2KVrQY+AB=dF3Zwe-J4WgAHz3GRmDaurLR_gCuQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im>, public-web-security <public-web-security@w3.org>, Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 8:35 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> On 2011-08-24 19:43, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>
>> Thanks, Thomas. Just a quick note that this is in IETF Last Call now,
>> ending on 2011-09-06. This is your last chance for feedback.
>> ...
>
> Below a few late comments..
>
> 6. Serializing Origins
>
> - It really really seems that the two algorithms need to be swapped (the
> first one converts to ASCII, but the second does not).

I'm not sure I understand.  Doesn't the IDNA ToUnicode algorithm
output Unicode (used in the first algorithm)?  Why do you believe the
second algorithm does not produce ASCII (recall that "the host part of
the origin triple" is defined to use the idna-canonicalized host
name).

> - Also, I'd prefer a declarative definition.
>
> 7. The HTTP Origin header
>
> - header *field*

Fixed.

> - the syntax doesn't allow multiple header fields, and the prose says
> clients MUST NOT generate them; what is the recipient supposed to do when it
> get's multiple instances anyway? Is the default approach (ignoring them all)
> good enough? Do we need to warn recipients so that they check?

The document does not impose any conformance requirements on
recipients of the Origin header field.

> 11. References
>
> - the WEBSOCKETS reference should be updated (if a new draft is produced)

I'll update this to whatever the latest version is at the last possible moment.

Thanks!
Adam
Received on Friday, 26 August 2011 02:36:54 GMT

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