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Re: [widgets] WARP usability issue

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 12:41:41 +0200
To: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, "Robin Berjon" <robin.berjon@gmail.com>, "Marcos Caceres" <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>
Cc: Wojciech Masłowski <wmaslowski@opera.com>
Message-ID: <op.vvc6nrmzwxe0ny@widsith.local>
On Thu, 12 May 2011 12:27:33 +0200, Marcos Caceres  
<marcosscaceres@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> The following rule is too restrictive in WARP:
> "If origin is not a valid IRI, *if it has components other than scheme
> and iauthority*, if it has no host component, or if it has a iuser
> info component, then this element is in error and the user agent must
> ignore this element."
> ... While I
> was at Opera working on extensions, we noticed in the Opera Extensions
> catalog that people were doing all sorts of "interesting" things with
> WARP declarations (e.g., adding "/*" and other things assuming some
> kind of pattern matching).
> Anyway, an easy solution is to simply ignore any "/" or simply ignore
> all but the scheme and iauthority.

At a minimum. I suspect there are use cases for actually allowing paths to  
be a real part of the access statement, but I haven't thought hard about  
it yet.


Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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