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Re: [WARP] comment on subdomains

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 15:51:53 +0100
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
Message-Id: <C202B2E7-CC40-4781-A2A2-982C067389B6@berjon.com>
To: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Hi Dom,

On Dec 10, 2009, at 16:51 , Dominique Hazael-Massieux wrote:
> A quick comment after re-reading WARP at the invitation of Robin to DAP
> [1]: I don’t think the notion of subdomain is well-defined; is w3.org a
> subdomain of .org? is co a subdomain of co.uk? I assume they are in the
> sense of the spec, but if that’s so, it doesn’t match the “street”
> meaning of the word “subdomain”; this matters in particular in section 7
> (rules for granting access), since this has an impact on how a user
> agent decides to grant access to a network resource. Given that IP
> addresses are allowed, the algorithm to determine if something is a
> subdomain of another domain is as simple as looking to the last dot in
> the authority component.

That's a fair point. Would referencing RFC 1034 in that section address your concern? I would rather not have to define subdomain ourselves but rather reuse what already exists!

> (kudos on the spec otherwise; I find it to be very crisp)

Thanks!

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Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
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