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[Bug 12820] New: Hi guys, I am finding it frustrating that security features prevent me from writing a useful app in HTML5 that will run solely on the client machine. It seems that windows can talk to each other if their is a parent / child relationship - UNLESS you load

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Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 13:47:31 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-12820-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12820

           Summary: Hi guys, I am finding it frustrating that security
                    features prevent me from writing a useful app in HTML5
                    that will run solely on the client machine. It seems
                    that windows can talk to each other if their is a
                    parent / child relationship - UNLESS you load
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#top
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification: http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/
Section: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#top

Comment:
Hi guys,

I am finding it frustrating that security features prevent me from writing a
useful app in HTML5 that will run solely on the client machine.

It seems that windows can talk to each other if their is a parent / child
relationship - UNLESS you load both pages directly from the client machine.
The communication between them is considered suspect because the browser can't
determine that they both came from www.somewhere.

I saw a similar problem with local storage.

I find it frustrating that an "app" that a user has chosen to install on his
machine is considered unsafe, i.e. a probable virus; whereas running an app
from some other site you've possibly never visited before is considered safe.

Yes I'm swimming upstream here as everyone else is developing apps that run
off the web but I find local apps are more responsive and on a phone, incur no
download charges.

Could you please consider these sorts of uses for HTML (file://) in future
updates?

Thanks.


Greg Sydney-Smith


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