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Re: [WARP] comment on subdomains

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 17:08:46 +0100
Cc: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, public-webapps@w3.org
Message-Id: <36212549-ACFD-49DB-BB06-78F2F28DF23C@w3.org>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
1034 sounds like the appropriate normative reference for this sort of thing.
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Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>







On 4 Mar 2010, at 15:51, Robin Berjon wrote:

> 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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