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Re: XHR LC comments

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 06 May 2008 09:34:25 +0200
Message-ID: <48200A01.6020907@gmx.de>
To: Sunava Dutta <sunavad@windows.microsoft.com>
CC: "public-webapi@w3.org" <public-webapi@w3.org>, IE8 Core AJAX SWAT Team <ieajax@microsoft.com>


it would be helpful if you'd use a mail client that can properly quote 
:-) In your mail your text appears as if it was indirectly quoted by 
myself... I have reformatted your reply so it becomes clear again who 
said what.

Sunava Dutta wrote:
>> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> c)
>> "- TRACK??? There's probably a rational for that. If there is, please
>> include it in the spec."
>TRACK is unsafe and should be removed. I remember reading about this awhile back. Here's something I found on the web: http://www.aqtronix.com/Advisories/AQ-2003-02.txt

That implies that Microsoft closed the vulnerability with IIS 6.0, so 
I'm not entirely sure why a spec in last call in 2008 needs to speak 
about it.

There are surely other old servers that have other vulnerabilities that 
could be exploited using XHR, should we consider all of these?

That being said, I'm ok with *mentioning* the issue somewhere, but just 
enumerating TRACK along with TRACE, as if this was a standard HTTP 
method, is *highly* confusing.

 > ...

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 6 May 2008 07:35:19 UTC

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