HTTP Header Frame Options

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (websec WG)
Last updated 2012-07-10 (latest revision 2012-03-05)
Replaced by draft-ietf-websec-frame-options
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Document shepherd Alexey Melnikov
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To improve the protection of web applications against Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) and Clickjacking this standards defines a http response header that declares a policy communicated from a host to the client browser whether the transmitted content MUST NOT be displayed in frames of other pages from different origins or a list of trusted origins which are allowed to frame the content.


David Ross
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