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[Bug 8849] The ability for an author to completely disable javascript on their webpage - an html scripts="no" attribute

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Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:03:46 +0000
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Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>  2010-01-31 21:03:46 ---
We already have a mechanism for turning off scripts in @sandbox.  This also
lets you apply more fine control than just shutting off scripts entirely.

Putting an entire page into sandbox mode is an interesting idea.  By itself, it
doesn't work - <html sandbox> fails open in legacy browsers.  But if you then
serve that page with text/html-sandboxed mimetype, it would have all the
behaviors we want.  It would fail closed in legacy browsers, and give you full
sandboxing control over the entire page.

So, counter-proposal!  Allow @sandbox on <html>.  Recommend that it be served
with text/html-sandboxed to prevent unwanted execution in legacy clients.

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