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Re: [xml-dev] Open Platform

* Michael Kay wrote:
>Security restrictions in terms of what resources are accessible are of 
>course reasonable, though as far as I can see the cross-site-scripting 
>rules seem to be about as relevant to the real threat model as the 
>theatrical checks performed in airport security halls.

It is common for web sites to discriminate based on client IP addresses.
If I know for instance that some organization serves documents on its
site that are only available to its members, and know the site is con-
figured to require no further authentication for requests that come from
within a member's network, I can gain access to those documents simply
by setting up an advertisement, which sooner or later would be shown to
someone from within such a network, which then sends me the documents.
Björn Höhrmann · mailto:bjoern@hoehrmann.de · http://bjoern.hoehrmann.de
Am Badedeich 7 · Telefon: +49(0)160/4415681 · http://www.bjoernsworld.de
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