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

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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9851

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #3 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2010-11-05 01:05:17 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: Allowing plugins that don't respect the sandbox is as pointless as
enabling scripts and same-origin at the same time. The latter is only possible
because you can enable scripts separate from enabling same-origin. However,
there's no time that enabling unsafe plugins makes sense in a sandbox. You
might as well just not have the sandbox.

If plugins _were_ sandbox-aware, you might _still_ want to disable them, for
the same reason you might want to disable scripts (i.e. because you don't want
any active content). That's why it might make sense to add this once plugins
are sandbox aware.

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