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Re: text/sandboxed-html

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2010 18:29:13 +0200
Message-ID: <4C07D859.5050101@gmx.de>
To: Artur Adib <arturadib@gmail.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org, Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
On 03.06.2010 17:55, Artur Adib wrote:
> ...
> Any thoughts?
> ...

Pointers: there's a Mozilla mailing list (see 
<https://mail.mozilla.org/listinfo/plugin-futures>) and a Wiki where 
NSAPI extensions are discussed; I started discussion of this a while ago at

   https://wiki.mozilla.org/Plugins:SandboxedPlugins

This needs review and feedback.

A more general issue is that HTML5 doesn't really defined what a plugin 
is *precisely*. I have opened two bugs with respect to this:

   http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8828

   http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9221

but wasn't successful in getting the spec to the point where it's 
precise enough to argue about the whole issue.

My proposal would be not to make any requirements on plugins *unless* we 
have a clear understanding what a plugin is.

With respect to sandboxing, this should be rephrased to define the 
actual restrictions (navigation, scripting, ...), and then have a plugin 
API extension that allows to pass this information down to the plugin.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 3 June 2010 16:29:57 GMT

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