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Re: [UMP] Subsetting (was: [XHR2] AnonXMLHttpRequest())

From: Tyler Close <tyler.close@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 15:10:04 -0700
Message-ID: <n2v5691356f1004121510y355e7842s31217f16fbd871e9@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>
> On Apr 12, 2010, at 10:33 AM, Tyler Close wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 6:49 AM, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Maciej, Tyler - thanks for continuing this discussion. I think it would
>>> be
>>> helpful to have consensus on what we mean by subsetting in this context.
>>> (Perhaps the agreed definition could be added to the CORS and UMP
>>> Comparison
>>> [1].)
>>
>> I've added a new section to the wiki page, "UMP as subset of CORS":
>>
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/Security/wiki/Comparison_of_CORS_and_UMP#UMP_as_subset_of_CORS
>>
>
> I do not think the set of subset criteria posted there matches what I
> proposed and what we've been discussing in this thread.

I intended criteria #3 to correspond to conditions A1+B2 in our last
email exchange, which covers an UMP API to CORS resource message
exchange. The last unnumbered criteria corresponds to conditions A2+B1
in our last email exchange, which covers a CORS API to UMP resource
message exchange. Criteria #1 and #2 correspond to the additional
safety aspects of condition C that you wanted explicitly stated.

What aspect of the subset criteria have I missed?

> Should I put some
> abbreviated form of my proposal in the wiki? I am not sure what the
> conventions are for editing this wiki page.
>
> I think the points you make on the wiki about cross-endangerment are good,
> but they are not really subset criteria, that's a property we want for any
> two Web platform features, and it could be achieved with a strategy of
> making things completely different instead of the subset strategy. They do
> represent relations that we should maintain however.

I included these because our last email exchange indicated to me that
you wanted them explicitly stated.

> I think even taken together, your set of subset conditions does guarantee
> that a CORS client implementation is automatically also a UMP client
> implementation. If we went that way, then we would have to consider whether
> there will ever be client implementors of UMP itself, or it will be
> impossible to fulfill CR exit criteria.

If there are implementers of CORS, then by definition, there are
implementers of UMP. I don't see anything in CR exit criteria that
requires implementers to swear not to also implement other
specifications.

--Tyler

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