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Re: File IO...

From: Scott Shattuck <idearat@mindspring.com>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 13:25:54 -0600
Cc: "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F067373E-14FB-4AF4-A58D-BC0D36181937@mindspring.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>

On May 7, 2008, at 1:14 PM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:

> Scott Shattuck wrote:
>> This is possible today on IE and Mozilla with a single user-visible  
>> security prompt.
> That's only the case in Mozilla if:
> 1) The script is running at a file:// URI

I believe it's key that future specification work keep in mind that  
this isn't the rare case it used to be, it's one definition of "run  
offline". While it's obviously important to make the random http-based  
user safe from random abuse or security intrusions it's also important  
to maintain the ability of enterprises and others to create file- 
launched applications that are simply leveraging the browser as an  
easier-to-develop for VM.

Received on Wednesday, 7 May 2008 19:26:40 UTC

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