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Although the web security community now has a variety of techniques that could help web developers to defend against common attacks such as cross-site scripting and cross-site request forgery, this work is not in a form suitable for general use. What is needed is a web standard that unites these techniques using syntax and semantics that are easy for web developers to learn and straightforward for browser makers to implement. Here the authors propose such a standard, Security Style Sheets, a browser-enforced policy language modeled on Cascading Style Sheets. Security Style Sheets provides an extensible policy framework that allows for policy to be separated from content and to be specified at both coarse and fine levels of granularity.
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