[whatwg] JSONRequest

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Mon Mar 13 10:48:08 PST 2006

Darin Fisher wrote:
> Backing up a second, I think what we need is a way to grant websites the
> ability to control who may access their resources.  It'd be ideal if the
> browser had a way to ask the server for the list of hosts (or domains)
> that are permitted to access it.  I don't think this is a new idea as
> several specifications have been attempted along these lines.  Mozilla
> even implements one of them for its SOAP and WSDL implementation.

My idea for that (bit of a one-track mind, me) was a Use-Domain: HTTP
header. The JSON data would be served with "Use-Domain:
www.mydomain.com", and the browser would refuse to give any page not
from that domain access to the data.

You could also use it to prevent image bandwidth stealing.


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