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[whatwg] Device Element

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 12:53:31 -0800
Message-ID: <4D1B9FCB.9020802@mit.edu>
On 12/29/10 6:48 AM, Diego Perini wrote:
> Hmmm...
>
> I can currently read incoming RS232 and USB data in my OS X using
> Firefox 3.6.13 and the "file:" protocol:
>
>     file:///dev/tty.BT-GPS010B62-SerialPort
>
> do I have an insecure system ? An insecure browser ?

And _this_ sort of thing is why Firefox and other browsers don't ever 
allow an http:// page to link to a file:// URL, read data from a file:// 
URL, or otherwise interact with a file:// URL.

-Boris
Received on Wednesday, 29 December 2010 12:53:31 UTC

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