[whatwg] Reorganizing and fixing "origin"

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Jul 12 13:34:29 PDT 2013

On Wed, 22 May 2013, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> As Bj?rn points out in 
> http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/websec/current/msg01512.html 
> defining origin of a URL in terms of STD66 is broken. So we should 
> define it in terms of the URL Standard.
> The Origin header also has problems, as it suggests you can have a 
> space-separated list, which we disallowed almost immediately after the 
> Origin RFC was published and the IETF group did not accept errata for.
> Now "Origin of a URL" can be defined in the URL Standard (not done yet). 
> I put an updated definition of the header here: 
> http://fetch.spec.whatwg.org/#http-origin-header
> Where should we put the definition of origin itself? Back in HTML? I 
> guess it still is mostly.

What exactly is it you want moved, from where to where? Just the "origin 
of a URL"? I'm guessing Adam would be interested in revving the Origin 
spec to be more accurate if there's a problem with it; that would be my 
preference if at all possible.

See also Adam's response to the message you cite above:

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