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Request for Comments on Enabling Read Access for Web Resources

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 07:52:33 -0400
Message-Id: <5335974F-643F-42D7-85B6-000349650B5B@nokia.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org

TAG Community,

On June 18 the Web Application Formats WG published a new WD of:

   Enabling Read Access for Web Resources

This document defines a mechanism to selectively provide cross-site  
access to a web resource. Using either a HTTP header or an XML  
processing instruction (or both), resources can indicate they allow  
read access from specified hosts (optionally using patterns). When a  
pattern is used, one can also exclude certain hosts. For instance,  
allow read access from all subdomains of example.org (*.example.org)  
with the exception of public.example.org  (public.example.org).


The mechanism defined in this specification extends the "default  
browser security sandbox" to allow read access for cross-site  
resources. The extension opens a constrained hole in the browser's  
"default sandbox".

On behalf of the WG, we request comments on this document (preferably  
before August 3) but please send them to:


We are particularly interested in any comments about the mechanism  
defined in this spec being inconsistent with the AWWW.


Art Barstow

Begin forwarded message:

> Resent-From: public-appformats@w3.org
> From: "ext Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
> Date: June 18, 2007 10:53:09 AM EDT
> To: "WAF WG (public)" <public-appformats@w3.org>
> Subject: [acccess-control] new draft
> Hi,
> Thanks to the W3C webmasters we were able to get a new public draft  
> out today:
>   http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-access-control-20070618/
> It includes a lot of the changes debated on this list over the last  
> few months. There are still some minor things that need to be  
> worked out, but we're getting there.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Anne van Kesteren
> <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
> <http://www.opera.com/>
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