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Re: [whatwg] Accessing local files with JavaScript portably and securely

From: Delfi Ramirez <delfin@segonquart.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:03:57 +0200
To: David Kendal <me@dpk.io>
Message-ID: <72c3fbf8a6652329b768fa2d1b31ca62@correoweb.segonquart.net>
Cc: whatwg@whatwg.org, Domenic Denicola <d@domenic.me>
David: Agreed. 

Shall we start to think on the native modern browsers, desktops ( which
are integrated with the DOM, as much as I have perceived ) TouchScreen,
connected to the web, and ASF or other networks  (IoT comes to mind) ? 

A modern DOM update version of the known trick

[autorun]
shellexecute=path\to\htmlfile.html

will be of use. 

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On 2017-04-11 18:46, David Kendal wrote:

> On 11 Apr 2017, at 17:01, Domenic Denicola <d@domenic.me> wrote:
> 
>> Bingo. This mailing list is for developing technology for the world
>> wide web, not for peoples' local computers.
> 
> The World Wide Web includes peoples' own computers. file:// is a URI
> scheme for exactly that reason. Every browser since WorldWideWeb.app
> for the NeXT has supported it, and every browser will support it
> forever, I hope. (Until it gets the <ISINDEX> treatment, I suppose,
> since the current generation of web standards writers seem to regard
> the idea of platform stability with extreme contempt.)
> 
> You cannot escape this simply by redefining what you consider 'the web'
> to be.
> 
> (file:// is even 'world wide', to some extent. On computers with AFS
> installed, all URIs beginning with file:///afs/ will always resolve to
> the exact same files.)
> 
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