Re: [access-control] Rename spec?

On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 14:28:49 +0100, Arthur Barstow <>  
> It's been over a year since we last changed the name of this spec so I  
> guess it's about time we renamed it again :-):
> [[
> Authorizing Read Access to XML Content Using the <?access-control?>  
> Processing Instruction 1.0
> Enabling Read Access for Web Resources
> Access Control for Cross-site Requests
> ]]

Yeah... :-)

> I do agree the title is important and support either of the proposed new  
> titles (preference goes with "Resource"). One question I have here is  
> whether "Domain" would be more accurate than "Origin".

Domain does not capture significance of the scheme and port, while Origin  
does. I'm updating the draft to use terminology a bit more consistent now  
so it should become less confusing. (E.g. I'm removing cross-site in favor  
of cross-origin as the latter has a clearly defined meaning and the former  
is just used on blogs.)

> The only concern I have is whether a name change would be problematic to  
> anyone that may have implemented the latest Draft. OTOH, a WD is always  
> at risk of being substantially changed.

The change will only affect the name of the specification. Header names  
will most definitely not change and I wasn't planning on changing the  
names of definitions either, to be honest.

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Wednesday, 14 January 2009 13:34:58 UTC