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[WARP] Call for comments on pre-LC#2 of WARP spec; deadline 18 November

From: Suresh Chitturi <schitturi@rim.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 18:11:28 -0500
Message-ID: <B35D8F122C08BC43BBA1D02713D2BB5D080A0917@XCH69YKF.rim.net>
To: <public-webapps@w3.org>
Hello Art, all,

Please find below a comment that we would like to submit to towards the
following WARP Editor's draft.
 http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-access/

If you recall, I did raise the same comment at the joint F2F meeting
between Widgets and DAP WG during TP week, and it was recommended that I
submit it formally before the deadline.

ISSUE: The <access> element does not specify the ability to have nested
<feature> elements.

RATIONALE: The ability of having nested <feature> elements under the
<access> element, allows the widget authors to control access to a
specific set of (platform) features on a per resource/domain basis,
improving the overall access-control and Widgets security model.

PROPOSED RESOLUTION: Specify the use of zero or more <feature> elements
as a child of <access> element. This will require that the current
specification of <feature> element in Widgets 1.0 is reworded to say
that it could be present either as a child of <widget> element or
<access> element. However, in the spirit of having no impact to the
Widgets P&C 1.0 specification, an alternate approach would be to add a
new element called <accessFeature> (or similar) that uses the same
syntax and semantics of the <feature> element. An <access> element
thereby, may contain a zero or more <accessFeature> elements under it to
indicate the features that the subject resource/origin/domain in the
<access> element is entitled or has access to during the Widget
execution.

This, we believe will not only offer a fine-grain access control to
specific features on a per-domain basis but can also be benefit
implementations to load only those feature "modules" into the JavaScript
context that are declared by the widget authors on a per-domain basis.


Regards,
Suresh



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Subject: [widgets] Call for comments on pre-LC#2 of WARP spec; deadline
18 November
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To address the comments against the 4-Aug-2009 LCWD of the WARP,  
Robin made a sufficient number of changes to the spec such that a new  
LCWD must be published.

Please review the latest Editor's Draft and submit comments before  
the 19 November Widgets voice conference:

  http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-access/

-Regards, Art Barstow




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