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use case: following a link (ACTION-76)

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 18:06:47 +0100
To: WSC WG <public-wsc-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20070109170647.GX21007@raktajino.does-not-exist.org>

Another rather basic interaction; also relevant when the original
HTML page is received through e-mail.

While browsing for cheap hotel rates, Alice notes a link from a
hotel reservation site that's unknown to her to what is claimed to
be a special promotion by the frequent flyer program that she
collects miles in. Before following the link, Alice wants to be sure
that it actually refers her to her frequent flyer program's web
site, and nowhere else. She causes the link target to be displayed
in her user agent's status bar; when she clicks the link, however,
an onclick event leads to the execution of a script that redirects
her elsewhere.

This use case could motivate looking into:

- Inspection and communication of link targets
- Trusted paths

Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
Received on Tuesday, 9 January 2007 17:05:59 UTC

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