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RE: Safe copy and paste with scripts

From: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>
Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2006 13:46:55 +0100
To: "'Web APIs WG'" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20060305124653.B620D195516@plunder.dreamhost.com>

Hi, folks-

I don't think that the risk of nasty hacks outweighs the utility of
clipboard access. No doubt some abuse will occur, but I think that the
easiest way of dealing with all nasty JS abuse is to give users an obvious
and simple "Disable Script" button that applies to the current tab. That way
they can, if necessary, copy text, use the context menu, and all the other
things that malicious control-freaks can dish out.


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