[whatwg] same-origin versus same origin

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sat Jul 5 00:17:50 PDT 2008

On Fri, 4 Jul 2008, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/ has some usage of "same-origin" while 
> it seems that the intention is for it to be all "same origin". I'd 
> prefer if it was all "same origin" (apart from tokens, of course) as 
> that's what I/I'll use in XLMHttpRequest et al.

The intent is to use "same-origin" when the term is used as an adjective 
and "same origin" when it is used as a noun phrase. That, as far as I 
understand, is correct English grammar.

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