Last Call Review of draft-nottingham-http-link-header-
review-nottingham-http-link-header-secdir-lc-turner-2009-08-03-00

Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Title Last Call Review of draft-nottingham-http-link-header-
Request Last Call - requested 2009-07-18
Reviewer Sean Turner
Posted at http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/secdir/current/msg00857.html
Last updated 2009-08-03

Review
review-nottingham-http-link-header-secdir-lc-turner-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."




spt