Last Call Review of draft-nottingham-http-link-header-

Request Review of draft-nottingham-http-link-header
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 10)
Type Last Call Review
Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Deadline 2009-08-06
Requested 2009-07-18
Other Reviews
Review State Completed
Reviewer Sean Turner
Review review-nottingham-http-link-header-secdir-lc-turner-2009-08-03
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Draft last updated 2009-08-03
Review completed: 2009-08-03


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.

Document: draft-nottingham-http-link-header-06.txt
Reviewer: Sean Turner
Review Date: 2009-07-30
IETF LC End Date: 2009-08-11
IESG Telechat date: N/A

Summary: This document specifies relation types for Web links, and 

defines a registry for them.  It also defines how to send such links in 

HTTP headers with the Link header-field.

Comments: The security considerations are pretty clear: the content of 

the fields aren't secured in any way. I think some text should be added 

that says something like "[Mechanism XYZ] can be combined with [protocol 

ABC] to provide the following security service: 1, 2, 3."