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Re: Same-origin policies (Re: The other party in all this)

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2009 08:55:10 -0700
Message-ID: <4A536FDE.7060802@tiro.com>
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
CC: www-font@w3.org
Bert Bos wrote:

> "Ownership" isn't exactly the word I'm looking for, but the adoption of 
> CORS to express licenses implies that the author of http://example.com/A 
>  has a certain right over http://example.com/B (or vice versa, depending 
> on which links to which). That would depend *only* on the similarity of 
> their URLs, CORS offers no way to negate that relation.

> The Web architecture document[1] says that such inferences from URLs 
> should not be made.

Which makes perfect sense, given the issues you describe. An inference 
of rights or responsibilities for content based on the URL isn't 
possible, for either technical or legal purposes, but in terms of 
tracking down who might be responsible CORS seems to me helpful.

Received on Tuesday, 7 July 2009 15:56:04 UTC

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