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[access-control] Rename spec?

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 17:50:19 +0100
To: "WebApps WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.unpfp5gu64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

I know some people (e.g. Ian) don't like the idea, but it seems the name  
"Access Control for Cross-Site Requests" confuses people, especially the  
"Access Control" part:

   http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2008/12/10-minutes#item03

   'TBL: Calling it Access Control" is misleading. It's about privacy.'

Henri Sivonen suggested "Cross-Origin Data Sharing" on IRC the other day:

   http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20090112#l-139

Since it can be about more than just data, e.g. images, "Cross-Origin  
Resource Sharing" might be more appropriate. Keeping the header names the  
same seems fine, they're just opague strings, but at least making it more  
clear what the specification is about might help people.


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Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
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