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Re: Do we need to rename the Origin header?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 21:53:00 +0000 (UTC)
To: Bil Corry <bil@corry.biz>
Cc: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907152126440.12284@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 15 Jul 2009, Bil Corry wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote on 7/14/2009 6:37 PM: 
> > On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Bil Corry wrote:
> >> Ian Hickson wrote on 7/14/2009 12:49 AM: 
> >>> (Trimmed cc list to avoid cross-posting.)
> >>>
> >>> On Thu, 25 Jun 2009, Bil Corry wrote:
> >>>> Thanks for the clarification.  Will there be some mechanism within HTML5 
> >>>> to denote links that are privacy-sensitive versus those that are not?  
> >>>> I'm imagining that by default, links to external resources would be 
> >>>> considered private unless denoted as public (non-private?).
> >>> I have no plans to add such a feature at this time, but I suppose if 
> >>> Sec-From becomes popular, we could add it at some future point, sure.
> >> The Sec-From draft relies on the adopter to define what constitutes 
> >> "privacy-sensitive" -- will you be adding this definition to HTML5?
> > 
> > HTML5 will say whatever Adam tells me it should say once the draft is 
> > stable.
> 
> Given that identical requests may or may not be "privacy-sensitive" 
> based entirely on context[1], and given that only the site itself 
> understands the context, and given that HTML5 will not provide a way for 
> the author to denote the context, we're left with Adam's default 
> definition which may or may not be appropriate for any given request.  
> We should revisit this once Adam has defined "privacy-sensitive".

I expect that what Adam will tell me to do is to make everything in HTML5 
privacy-sensitive except GETs. I expect XHR GETs will not be.

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