[whatwg] Fetch: cross-origin redirect to a data URL

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Mon Feb 25 12:06:36 PST 2013

On 2/25/13 3:00 PM, Adam Barth wrote:
> Yes, that's to defend against a different sort of attack.  In some
> browsers, like Firefox, data URLs inherit the security context of
> their authors.

This is not the case for data: URLs that are the target of a redirect, 
for what it's worth.  At least in Firefox, last I checked.

The only argument I've seen for Chrome's behavior is in 


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