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[Bug 9851] New: Allow plugins in @sandbox via "allow-plugins" option

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Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2010 14:12:39 +0000
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           Summary: Allow plugins in @sandbox via "allow-plugins" option
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: arturadib@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

The white-list option "allow-plugins" for sandboxed iframes has been discussed


The option was dismissed on grounds that: (a) plugin APIs are not currently
compliant with @sandbox restrictions, and (b) it's not clear authors want this
option to go with iframes.

The ensuing discussion in the thread focused on how to address (a), which I
suppose was considered a pre-condition for the option.

I have revived the discussion on the "allow-plugins" option after working with
a concrete application that is being crippled by the lack of plugin support,
arguing that the option is useful even if plugin APIs are not yet


Additional concerns were raised related to (a), but it was also agreed that the
allow-plugins option and plugin API compliance can make progress in


Since the present HTML5 specs already specify a "sandboxed plugins browsing
context flag", it's a simple matter of allowing the flag to be manipulated with
a white-list option.  (Perhaps a temporary warning in the specs can be added to
alert authors of possible lack of plugin API compliance).

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