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[whatwg] Dealing with UI redress vulnerabilities inherent to the current web

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 22:46:04 -0700
Message-ID: <48DDC89C.7000807@metalab.unc.edu>
Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
> If a user in America watches a media stream hosted in America but embedded
> on a blog page hosted in Europe, the media stream would have to cross the
> ocean twice.  This is not a trifle.

No, it wouldn't. Assuming the blog is viewed many more times than it's 
written, the media stream would be hosted in Europe, just like the page 
it's embedded in. It would not be possible to embed a media stream on a 
different host than the page it's embedded in. That's the whole point.

(It would still be possible to mirror hosts in different continents, as 
is done today, but that's a very different issue.)

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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Received on Friday, 26 September 2008 22:46:04 UTC

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