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Re: Proposal: Prefer secure origins for powerful new web platform features

From: Michal Zalewski <lcamtuf@coredump.cx>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:56:12 -0700
Message-ID: <CALx_OUAuJPsQ7uHg1RBxB9+x1Rf7hB8LcPytKmYi-TPKNeBiVA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Palmer <palmer@google.com>
Cc: Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>, "public-webappsec@w3.org" <public-webappsec@w3.org>, blink-dev <blink-dev@chromium.org>, security-dev <security-dev@chromium.org>, dev-security@lists.mozilla.org
>> I think the inclusion of file:/// is somewhat problematic, since it is
>> not implied that the content arrived over a secure channel,
> Right. "But it's here now." Perhaps we should take file: off the list,
> perhaps we should find some way to tag files as having come from
> secure transport, or...

A special problem here is also how to scope the permission if ever
granted by the user. A permission granted to
file:///installed_app/bar.html probably shouldn't carry over to

> Right. mkwst, others, and tangentially me are working on tightening it
> up for reasons like this.
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webappsec/2014Jun/0214.html

Yeah, I was following this pretty closely, but didn't think it's
aiming to restrict the ability for file:/// to, say, load scripts from

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