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Re: HTML5 proposes introduction of new family of URI schemes

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 23:13:30 +0100
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Message-Id: <E95F0B3B-35E1-48EB-89DC-B644CC020B3E@berjon.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
On Jan 19, 2012, at 19:13 , Julian Reschke wrote:
> Basically, the spec reserves special semantics for infinite number of new schemes, but doesn't want to deal with the maintenance.
> Instead (stealing an idea mentioned earlier), it could simply define a new URI scheme "web", and manage that namespace itself. At least that would contain the effects of this experiment.

No, that's just punting. Whether it's web+foo:blah or web:foo:blah really doesn't change the fact that a security decision is being made at minting time. The exact same problems are likely to crop up in both cases.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
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