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Re: ACTION-446: Conformance model

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 12:41:38 +0200
To: Mary Ellen Zurko <Mary_Ellen_Zurko@notesdev.ibm.com>
Cc: johnath@mozilla.com, pbaker@verisign.com, public-wsc-wg@w3.org, steele@adobe.com, stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie, yngve@opera.com
Message-ID: <20080615104138.GT306@iCoaster.does-not-exist.org>

On 2008-06-12 18:22:09 -0400, Mary Ellen Zurko wrote:

> You had names on both the to: and cc:. Can you name names so we can all be 
> clear about who you mean? 


Johnath and Yngve since they've most recently looked into
conformance; Joe for the extension related part; Stephen and PHB
because of the augmented assurance angle.

> Can it move to the security considerations section? Here's a stab at how 
> that would look: 

I'd rather not.  The list of features given here still reads like
it's the real definition of conformance for plugins, and therefore
creates quite a bit of a confusion risk.

I've tentatiely dropped this text.

> Plugins wishing to claim conformance will need to understand the 
> implications of all of the clauses of the conformance level they wish to 
> claim. For example, plugins which call TLS or present TLS secured content 
> will need to conform to requirements in 5 Applying TLS to the Web, or 
> ensure they defer handling of those requirements to some other portion of 
> the user agent. Plugins will need to neither obscure nor degrade the 
> rendering of user interface components described in 6.1 Identity and Trust 
> Anchor Signalling, 6.2 Additional Security Context Information, and 6.4 
> Error handling and signalling. In addition, a plugin will need to conform 
> to 6.4 Error handling and signalling for all security related errors it 
> handles. Plugins will need to conform to the 7 Robustness recommendations, 
> with particular attention to 7.1.2 Keep Security Chrome Visible, 7.4.4 
> Pop-up Window APIs, and 7.4 APIs Exposed To Web Content. 

Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
Received on Sunday, 15 June 2008 12:28:28 UTC

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