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ISSUE-14 (opt-into-methods-headers): Opting into methods/headers [Access Control]

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Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 19:41:52 +0000 (GMT)
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ISSUE-14 (opt-into-methods-headers): Opting into methods/headers [Access Control]

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Raised by: Anne van Kesteren
On product: Access Control

[[ This issue was created on 2008-06-06 as Issue #27 in the Web Applications Formats (WAF) WG and is copied in totality to the Web Applications WG's Issues database:
<http://www.w3.org/2005/06/tracker/waf/issues/27> ]]

The current Access Control model allows all methods to be used and all headers (apart from a blacklist and some headers require a preflight request in case of GET).

There is a proposal to only allow methods and headers the server has opted into:

 [AC] Helping server admins not making mistakes
 <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-appformats/2008May/0034.html>

 This would make the server more secure by default when opting into Access Control.

The drawback is again that it makes the model more complicated and more prone to bugs.
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