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Re: [whatwg] Reorganizing and fixing "origin"

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:34:29 +0000 (UTC)
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1307122032240.15729@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@whatwg.org>, Adam Barth <abarth@eecs.berkeley.edu>
On Wed, 22 May 2013, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>
> As Bj?rn points out in 
> http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/websec/current/msg01512.html 
> defining origin of a URL in terms of STD66 is broken. So we should 
> define it in terms of the URL Standard.
> 
> The Origin header also has problems, as it suggests you can have a 
> space-separated list, which we disallowed almost immediately after the 
> Origin RFC was published and the IETF group did not accept errata for.
> 
> Now "Origin of a URL" can be defined in the URL Standard (not done yet). 
> I put an updated definition of the header here: 
> http://fetch.spec.whatwg.org/#http-origin-header
> 
> Where should we put the definition of origin itself? Back in HTML? I 
> guess it still is mostly.

What exactly is it you want moved, from where to where? Just the "origin 
of a URL"? I'm guessing Adam would be interested in revving the Origin 
spec to be more accurate if there's a problem with it; that would be my 
preference if at all possible.

See also Adam's response to the message you cite above:
   http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/websec/current/msg01520.html

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