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Re: [access-control] Rename spec?

From: Alex Russell <alex@dojotoolkit.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 14:25:43 -0800
Cc: "Arthur Barstow" <art.barstow@nokia.com>, "WebApps WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1C5C5785-6822-43F2-B9C0-585FA10F40CB@dojotoolkit.org>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>

Feels like URL vs. URI to me, which for the 80% case is simply bike- 
shedding. I appreciate that there is a question of specificity and  
that your clarification is more correct...but is that a good enough  
reason to do it?

Regards

On Jan 14, 2009, at 11:14 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 17:52:50 +0100, Alex Russell  
> <alex@dojotoolkit.org> wrote:
>>>> I do agree the title is important and support either of the  
>>>> proposed new titles (preference goes with "Resource"). One  
>>>> question I have here is whether "Domain" would be more accurate  
>>>> than "Origin".
>>>
>>> Domain does not capture significance of the scheme and port, while  
>>> Origin does. I'm updating the draft to use terminology a bit more  
>>> consistent now so it should become less confusing. (E.g. I'm  
>>> removing cross-site in favor of cross-origin as the latter has a  
>>> clearly defined meaning and the former is just used on blogs.)
>>
>> This seems both condescending and useless. Nearly everyone knows  
>> what "cross domain" and "same domain policy" mean, whereas "cross  
>> origin" is just what language lawyers say to make regular web  
>> developers feel bad (AFICT).
>>
>> Please end the madness.
>
> Well, both are important (and different, origin is a superset), no?  
> E.g. document.domain clearly represents a domain, where as the  
> MessageEvent interface has an origin attribute that gives back an  
> origin. This very draft defines two headers with the name origin in  
> them. It seems to me that developers will quickly pick up the  
> difference.
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