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Re: Note review point - Scoping non-UI recs

From: Johnathan Nightingale <johnath@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2007 10:15:12 -0700
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Cc: W3C WSC W3C WSC Public <public-wsc-wg@w3.org>
To: Mary Ellen Zurko <Mary_Ellen_Zurko@notesdev.ibm.com>
Please do mark me as a "have".  And I take your point about scoping  
and section 5.4 - on further reading it's pretty clearly out of our  
scope.  Still a nice idea, but not for our recs.  :)

Cheers,

J

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Johnathan Nightingale
Human Shield
johnath@mozilla.com



On 6-Apr-07, at 6:26 AM, Mary Ellen Zurko wrote:

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> I overlooked this mail when I raised issue 25:
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> http://www.w3.org/2006/WSC/Group/track/issues/25
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> Is this your review? If so, I'll make you a "have".
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>           Mez
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> Mary Ellen Zurko, STSM, IBM Lotus CTO Office       (t/l 333-6389)
> Lotus/WPLC Security Strategy and Patent Innovation Architect
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> Johnathan Nightingale <johnath@mozilla.com>
> Sent by: public-wsc-wg-request@w3.org
> 04/04/2007 11:03 AM
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> Note review point - Scoping non-UI recs
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> Just one thing I wanted to raise for discussion, from my last review
> of the note.
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> Scope (4 & 5)
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> It is not clear to me from the content on scoping whether we consider
> recommendations that don't require UI as being in-scope.  Example:
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>    There is conversation in the community around mozilla supporting
> a "noscript" tag that would allow sites like myspace to disable
> javascript execution on sites with user-supplied content.  There
> wouldn't be any UI hit here, the user agent would just quietly not
> execute potentially-dangerous code.
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> Putting aside the question of whether this particular recommendation
> would fall afoul of the "no introducing new technology" section 5.4,
> it seems like "user agents quietly fixing things" might be a fertile
> ground for recommendations.  Indeed, my own opinion is that a lot of
> web security issues are best handled quietly by the user agent
> instead of putting confusing information or questions to the user.
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> Does the group consider this kind of recommendation to be in scope,
> or do we concern ourselves only with interactions that explicitly
> include information/questions for the user?  In either event, it
> might be worthwhile to introduce clarifying language.  If a consensus
> is reached for or against, I will take an action to propose a text
> change to the group.
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> Cheers,
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> Johnathan
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> Johnathan Nightingale
> Human Shield
> johnath@mozilla.com
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