Last Call Review of draft-ietf-appsawg-about-uri-scheme-
review-ietf-appsawg-about-uri-scheme-secdir-lc-kumari-2012-05-04-00

Request Review of draft-ietf-appsawg-about-uri-scheme
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 07)
Type Last Call Review
Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Deadline 2012-05-17
Requested 2012-04-22
Draft last updated 2012-05-04
Completed reviews Secdir Last Call review of -?? by Warren Kumari
Assignment Reviewer Warren Kumari
State Completed
Review review-ietf-appsawg-about-uri-scheme-secdir-lc-kumari-2012-05-04
Review result Ready
Review completed: 2012-05-04

Review
review-ietf-appsawg-about-uri-scheme-secdir-lc-kumari-2012-05-04

Hi,

Do not be alarmed...
I have reviewed this document as part of the security directorate's
ongoing effort to review all IETF documents being processed by the
IESG.  These comments were written primarily for the benefit of the
security area directors.  Document editors and WG chairs should treat
these comments just like any other last call comments.

This document codifies an existing mechanism, used by lots of browsers. It creates a registry for specific about:<something> tokens, where the only (currently) defined token is "blank", which, surprisingly enough, brings up a blank page...

The "Security Considerations" section exists, and is well written. It punts much of the security to the application -- IMO this is the correct thing to do in this case.

W