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Re: CfC: Transition "Secure Contexts" to CR; deadline August 2nd.

From: Brad Hill <hillbrad@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 21:18:10 +0000
Message-ID: <CAEeYn8i12Yh4M_KiMp=hN0JdbkU46r5kYpH6FCQYeuFA0_0afQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mike West <mkwst@google.com>, "public-webappsec@w3.org" <public-webappsec@w3.org>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
Cc: Dan Veditz <dveditz@mozilla.com>, Wendy Seltzer <wseltzer@w3.org>
<hat="individual"> I support this very much.

On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 6:22 AM Mike West <mkwst@google.com> wrote:

> Hello, WebAppSec and TAG,
>
> This is a call for consensus to transition Secure Contexts to Candidate
> Recommendation with the document at:
>
> https://w3c.github.io/webappsec-secure-contexts/CR.html
>
> Since the last time we formally discussed this spec, we've cleaned up
> examples and algorithms based on some very helpful feedback from folks at
> Mozilla working on their implementation (thanks Boris and Jonathan!), as
> well as interested folks from the TAG and elsewhere (thanks to Anne and
> Domenic in particular).
>
> The core of the specification is already used in a number of
> specifications to gate certain features (like Service Workers) to contexts
> which offer guarantees about their usage, and browser vendors seem
> interested in implementing.
>
> One substantive change since the last time around is the sandbox behavior
> in
> https://w3c.github.io/webappsec-secure-contexts/CR.html#monkey-patching-sandbox-flags,
> which now defaults to forcing a sandboxed frame into "non-secure context"
> status, and requires a new 'allow-secure-context' token to allow the
> context to be treated as secure. It's not clear whether we can ship that
> change; it's marked as "at risk" pending gathering some metrics.
>
> Note also that this document references WHATWG documents in a few places
> where the W3C version is out of date. I'm sure we'll have some exciting
> conversations about those references:
> https://w3c.github.io/webappsec-secure-contexts/CR.html#index-defined-elsewhere
> contains a complete list.
>
> The deadline for this CfC is in two weeks, on August 2nd. Feedback, both
> positive and negative is welcome, either directly to the list, or via some
> sort of clever emoji response to
> https://github.com/w3c/webappsec-secure-contexts/issues/39.
>
> Thanks!
>
> -mike
>
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