ISSUE-123: Autofocus attribute security concerns

autofocus

Autofocus attribute security concerns

State:
CLOSED
Product:
HTML 5 spec
Raised by:
Shelley Powers
Opened on:
2010-09-15
Description:
Security issues were reported against the HTML5 autofocus attribute, whereupon it was revised to address the specific issues raised. Some feel this does not go far enough, and the autofocus attribute should be removed entirely.

The scope of this issue is the autofocus attribute and potential remedies for its problems, security and otherwise, including keeping as-is, revision, or removal.

Related bug: http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9602

(Raised on behalf of Shelley Powers)
Related Actions Items:
No related actions
Related emails:
  1. {minutes} HTML WG F2F minutes, Lyon, France, Nov 4-5 Part 1 (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-11-09)
  2. {minutes} } HTML WG Telecon 2010-10-21: status of actions, calls, issues, heartbeat drafts, and TPAC (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-10-21)
  3. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-10-21: status of actions, calls, issues, heartbeat drafts, and TPAC (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-10-20)
  4. Re: ISSUE-123 (autofocus): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-10-20)
  5. RE: {minutes} HTML WG Telecon 2010-10-14 actions, status of calls, issues and bugs, heartbeat drafts, task force reports (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2010-10-14)
  6. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-10-14 actions, status of calls, issues and bugs, heartbeat drafts, task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-10-13)
  7. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-09-30 status of calls, issues and bugs, Task Force Reports (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-09-28)
  8. RE: {minutes} HTML WG Telecon 2010-09-23 status of calls, issues and bugs, TPAC F2F (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2010-09-23)
  9. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-09-23 status of calls, issues and bugs, TPAC F2F (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-09-22)
  10. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-09-09 status of calls, heartbeat, last call; task force reports; bugzilla notifications, discussion guidelines (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-09-15)
  11. ISSUE-123 (autofocus): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-09-15)
  12. [Bug 9602] Autofocus attribute. (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2010-09-15)
  13. ISSUE-123 (autofocus): Autofocus attribute security concerns [HTML 5 spec] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2010-09-15)

Related notes:

Closed without prejudice

Sam Ruby, 20 Oct 2010, 13:12:26

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Oct/0321.html

Sam Ruby, 2 Nov 2010, 10:44:24

Changelog:

Created issue 'Autofocus attribute security concerns' nickname autofocus owned by Shelley Powers on product HTML 5 spec, description 'Security issues were reported against the HTML5 autofocus attribute, whereupon it was revised to address the specific issues raised. Some feel this does not go far enough, and the autofocus attribute should be removed entirely.

The scope of this issue is the autofocus attribute and potential remedies for its problems, security and otherwise, including keeping as-is, revision, or removal.

Related bug: http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9602

(Raised on behalf of Shelley Powers)' non-public

Maciej Stachowiak, 15 Sep 2010, 09:51:15

Status changed to 'closed'

Sam Ruby, 20 Oct 2010, 13:12:26


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