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Re: passive Copy-and-Paste with scripts

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 13:29:17 +0100
Message-ID: <072a01c65263$3d7b5290$817ba8c0@Snufkin>
To: "Web APIs WG" <public-webapi@w3.org>

"Paul Libbrecht" <paul@activemath.org>
> MicroSoft Internet Explorer does it wrong, just as Java: it does offer 
> direct access to the clipboard by the ability to write directly to the 
> clipboard singleton... that is wrong for security reasons and has hailed 
> the very many people to avoid copy-and-paste in scripts. Mozilla only 
> offers it to specially trusted pages which shows well the mistrust....

IE also only offers it to pages trusted by the user - it's a seperate line 
item in the security setting.

Received on Tuesday, 28 March 2006 12:30:37 UTC

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