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Re: Same-origin policies (Re: The other party in all this)

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2009 11:44:24 +0200
Message-ID: <4A5318F8.2020900@w3.org>
To: www-font@w3.org
Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> While I agree, are you trying to suggest that people think that
> CORS/same-origin restrictions carry ownership information with them in
> any way?

"Ownership" isn't exactly the word I'm looking for, but the adoption of 
CORS to express licenses implies that the author of http://example.com/A 
  has a certain right over http://example.com/B (or vice versa, 
depending on which links to which). That would depend *only* on the 
similarity of their URLs, CORS offers no way to negate that relation.

The Web architecture document[1] says that such inferences from URLs 
should not be made. Two URLs are either the same or different. There is 
nothing in between.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-webarch-20041215/#uri-opacity

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