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Re: CORS versus Uniform Messaging?

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 12:26:54 -0800
Message-ID: <7789133a0912131226l20970d77wc055473bdf526f9f@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Mark S. Miller" <erights@google.com>
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Arthur Barstow <Art.Barstow@nokia.com>, Tyler Close <tyler.close@gmail.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 8:54 AM, Mark S. Miller <erights@google.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 7:17 PM, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com> wrote:
>> I agree with Jonas.  It seems unlikely we'll be able to
>> design-by-commitee around a difference in security philosophy dating
>> back to the 70s.
>
> Hi Adam, the whole point of arguing is to settle controversies. That is how
> human knowledge advances. If after 40 years the ACL side has no defenses
> left for its position, ACL advocates should have the good grace to concede
> rather than cite the length of the argument as a reason not to resolve the
> argument.

I seriously doubt we're going to advance the state of human knowledge
by debating this topic on this mailing list.  The scientific community
is better equipped for that than the standards community.

Adam
Received on Sunday, 13 December 2009 20:27:49 GMT

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