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RFC 6454

"The Web Origin Concept", December 2011

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http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6454.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Author:
A. Barth
Stream:
IETF
Source:
websec (app)

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Abstract

This document defines the concept of an "origin", which is often used as the scope of authority or privilege by user agents. Typically, user agents isolate content retrieved from different origins to prevent malicious web site operators from interfering with the operation of benign web sites. In addition to outlining the principles that underlie the concept of origin, this document details how to determine the origin of a URI and how to serialize an origin into a string. It also defines an HTTP header field, named "Origin", that indicates which origins are associated with an HTTP request. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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