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Re: [widgets] HTML5 dependency blocking Widget Interface Proposed Recommendation

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:02:03 +0100
To: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Cc: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, Philippe Le H├ęgaret <plh@w3.org>, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E7C546FB53E8418BB31DFDEC29DA6B8B@gmail.com>

On Thursday, 19 April 2012 at 15:58, Glenn Adams wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 7:06 AM, Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com (mailto:marcosscaceres@gmail.com)> wrote:
> > On Thursday, 19 April 2012 at 13:48, Arthur Barstow wrote:
> > > Marcos - would you please enumerate the CR's uses of HTML5 and state
> > > whether each usage is to a stable part of HTML5?
> > 
> > 3. "When getting or setting the preferences attribute, if the origin of a widget instance is mutable (e.g., if the user agent allows document.domain to be dynamically changed), then the user agent must perform the preference-origin security check. The concept of origin is defined in [HTML]." 
> > Origin is concept that is well understood - as is the same origin policy used by browsers.
> TWI [1] does not define "the origin of a widget instance".
That's because they are not bound to any particular URI scheme. Just to some origin.  
> Nor does HTML5. It is also confusing to say that HTML5 defines the 'concept of origin', given that it normatively refers to The Web Origin Concept [2]. TWI needs to be more specific about what aspect of Origin is being referenced and where that specific aspect is defined.

As there are no interoperability issues, I don't agree the TWI spec needs to be updated any further. It's just a simple spec and any further clarifications would just be academic.   
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/CR-widgets-apis-20111213/
> [2] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6454

Marcos Caceres
Received on Thursday, 19 April 2012 15:02:40 UTC

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