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Re: ACTION-487 Review and polish Overview section

From: Johnathan Nightingale <johnath@mozilla.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 09:54:32 -0400
Message-Id: <A38049ED-A412-430C-9E77-3E1CE488C915@mozilla.com>
To: W3C WSC Public <public-wsc-wg@w3.org>
I think this text is great.  I'd love to mention our "advice to site  
authors" document in the last paragraph as well, but that would be  
premature before it, you know, exists.



On 13-Jun-08, at 8:57 AM, Mary Ellen Zurko wrote:

> I've tweaked it a bit. Comments and suggestions welcome:
> This specification deals with the trust decisions that users must  
> make online, and with ways that user agents support them in making  
> safe and informed decisions where possible.
> In order to achieve that goal, this specification includes  
> recommendations on the presentation of identity information and  
> other security context information by Web user agents. We also  
> include recommendations on handling errors in security protocols.  
> The error handling recommendations both minimize the trust decisions  
> left to users, and  represent known best practice in inducing users  
> toward safe behavior where they have to make these decisions. To  
> complement the interaction and decision related parts of this  
> specification, 7 Robustness addresses the question of how the  
> communication of context information needed to make decisions can be  
> made more robust against attacks.
> This document specifies user interactions with a goal toward making  
> security usable, based on known best practice in this area.  
> Subsequent testing of this specification will include conformance,  
> interoperability, and usability teting.
> This specification comes with two companion documents: [WSC- 
> USECASES]documents the use cases and assumptions that underly this  
> specification. [WSC-THREATS]documents the Working Group's threat  
> analysis.

Johnathan Nightingale
Human Shield
Received on Friday, 13 June 2008 13:55:20 UTC

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