[whatwg] Reorganizing and fixing "origin"

Anne van Kesteren annevk at annevk.nl
Mon Oct 28 10:19:01 PDT 2013

On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 9:34 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> 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:
>    http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/websec/current/msg01520.html

Adam, are you planning on updating that RFC? Issues as I see it:

* HTTP Origin header ABNF is faulty
* Origin for URLs references obsoleted specifications

(If the RFC is not being updated my alternative plan is that
http://fetch.spec.whatwg.org/ continues to define the HTTP Origin
header. http://url.spec.whatwg.org/ could take over the definition for
getting an origin out of a URL and serializing an origin. And finally
HTML would define the origin concept once again.)


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