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HTTP Header X-Frame-Options

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (websec WG)
Expired & archived
Authors David Ross, Tobias Gondrom
Last updated 2012-07-10 (Latest revision 2012-03-05)
Replaced by draft-ietf-websec-x-frame-options
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
Document shepherd Alexey Melnikov
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-websec-x-frame-options
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
Telechat date (None)
Responsible AD (None)
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


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. This drafts serves to document the existing use and specification of X-Frame-Options.


David Ross
Tobias Gondrom

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