[whatwg] unexpected use of the CORS specification

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 09:16:04 PST 2009

On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 12:35 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> On Nov 8, 2009, at 7:25 AM, Adam Barth wrote:
>> I don't see the connection with CORS.  The browser is free to request
>> whatever URLs it wants.  The results need not be accessible to
>> content.  Maybe I'm misunderstanding.
> The proposal at the link was for a method to do URL unshortening as a
> client-side script in the browser. That would indeed require CORS. A feature
> built-in to the browser would not.

Yes, there are different ways to solve this and we can go all the way
to the browser, or leave it to a script. But to push it to a script
(which I think is preferable), we need CORS.


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