AppSecEU08 HTML5

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Would you like fries with that?

-- a security-minded reader's guide to HTML5

HTML5 resources

Specific parts of the specification that were mentioned during the talk:

Also of interest, but added even more recently:

Cross-domain XMLHttpRequest

Note that the "access-control" specification provides a mechanism for authorizing exceptions to the same-origin policy. How that authorization (and the data retrieved) is used isn't actually specified. For XMLHttpRequest, the governing specification is XMLHttpRequest Level 2. Don't read one without the other.

Also relevant:

Relevant work is currently occuring in the Web API and Web Application Formats Working Groups at W3C. A proposed restructuring of that work is currently being negotiated.


Thomas Roessler, W3C Security Activity Lead,