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Re: request for custom clipboard types (Re: clipboard events)

From: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@webkit.org>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 22:57:49 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=v4B4KSDPV6s1Bp9cZ-iiS2wzN_w@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Hallvord R. M. Steen" <hallvord@opera.com>
Cc: Daniel Cheng <dcheng@chromium.org>, Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org>, public-webapps@w3.org
On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 9:34 PM, Hallvord R. M. Steen <hallvord@opera.com>wrote:

> On Mon, 31 Jan 2011 20:25:20 +0900, Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org>
> wrote:
>
>> A website maker for, say, a shop for furnitures that knows they can go
>> into "my home plan maker" through the clipboard will want to be able to
>> produce and export a clipboard flavor that is unknown to both browser
>> implementors and spec makers now.
>> Provided the user may say that the format is "safe" (safe as a picture for
>> example), he would be able to drag-and-drop the furniture and get a 3D view
>> inside "my home plan maker".
>>
>
> I can see there are some really nice and tempting use cases. The problem is
> the serious downsides.. I would however assume that if we support placing a
> main XML (or JSON) payload plus alternate- or sub-parts on the clipboard,
> many custom formats and applications would be able to do their custom
> business in XML or JSON plus binary blobs. What do you think?


I'm also concerned that website may access sensitive information such as
local file path and user name via clipboard if we allow arbitrary format.

- Ryosuke
Received on Tuesday, 17 May 2011 05:58:37 GMT

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