[whatwg] Dealing with UI redress vulnerabilities inherent to the current web
giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Sat Sep 27 04:12:37 PDT 2008
In order to store guest media:
1. The mirror host would need a broadcasting licence.
2. The mirror host would have to support the encoder (if it supports dynamic
3. If it is Flash, the player might refuse to play if loaded from a
different URL than expected.
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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Elliotte Harold
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2008 7:46 AM
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Subject: Re: [whatwg] Dealing with UI redress vulnerabilities inherent to
the current web
Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
> If a user in America watches a media stream hosted in America but embedded
> on a blog page hosted in Europe, the media stream would have to cross the
> ocean twice. This is not a trifle.
No, it wouldn't. Assuming the blog is viewed many more times than it's
written, the media stream would be hosted in Europe, just like the page
it's embedded in. It would not be possible to embed a media stream on a
different host than the page it's embedded in. That's the whole point.
(It would still be possible to mirror hosts in different continents, as
is done today, but that's a very different issue.)
Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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