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Re: Re: Javascript and plugging holes

  • From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
  • To: "xml-dev@lists.xml.org List" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 19:26:46 -0800

Re:  Re: Javascript and plugging holes
On Dec 12, 2010, at 19:02, Kurt Cagle wrote:

> Sorry for the follow-up post here so soon after the other one, but I wanted to make a correction regarding cross domain XML.
> The cross domain issues of XML come about once that XML is inserted into the active DOM of a given document - if I were to load XML that contained inline JavaScript, for instance, into the DOM such that it was evaluated, then such XML would obviously be a security hole. 

That's not *at all* what the Same-Origin restriction on XHR is about. The Same-Origin Policy isn't protecting the origin that uses XHR. It is protecting another origin that hosts XML from getting its confidential information leaked to the origin that uses XHR.

Henri Sivonen

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